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Asleep in the Parthenon 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Tony Bubb, Sonia Buckley, Nov. 2015
New Route: Yes
Season: faces South, closed Feb1-Aug1
Page Views: 135
Submitted By: Tony B on Nov 11, 2015

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    This is a fairly good climb with solid rock and good gear to be had.

    Start on the 40' slab at a point left of immediately below the upper cracks and climb up and right into the cracks. There is no gear here at all, but the climbing is no harder than 5.6 and probably only 5.5 if you find the right line.
    Reach the cracks and place gear, climbing up to what looks like a steep section up top but turns out to be barely past vertical, at worst. Top out in this, and build a gear anchor or scramble back 7 meters to a tree to belay.


    This is the right-most route on the lower portion of Pegasus. The climbing is pretty good and generally on very good rock. Start up and right on a 40' slab to reach a crack system that splits the upper headwall in a surprisingly mellow and pleasant fist crack.


    Gear to 4". The anchor up top is a #4 and #3 Friend + one other cam, or at a tree some way back from the edge.

    To escape, go W/SW to a large tree on the edge with webbing and a rapid link and rap 105'. If you are on a 60m rope, watch the ends carefully or rap slightly uphill.

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