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Ativan Grin 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 112'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Patrick Mulligan on Jun 24, 2013

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This finger crack climbs the broken face and short finger crack to a ledge just above the middle of the third tier ledge. Then the main crack leads you to the chains (and through a bush) another 80' higher. Gear can be finicky, but its all there.


See topo on main Woodfords Page for location of route.


doubles of nuts to finger sized cams and singles to 2". Micro cams are helpful

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By BruceB
From: Reno, NV
May 5, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

Thin friction and balancy moves through the crux. Pros nicely with care. Many micro to finger size cams recommended. I couldn't get wired nuts to work very well, but that's not to say they couldn't in the right hands. Needs 70m rope.
Slightly gritty right now, but would clean up nicely with more use.
By Kenny Thompson
From: Cottage grove oregon
Jun 12, 2014

This is a great route!
By Mike McL
From: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Oct 3, 2015

offset cams are very useful for this route. There are lots of flaring cracks in the middle of the route that eat up offset cams. Bring 'em if you have 'em.
By Ensign
From: Zephyr Cove, NV
Jul 1, 2017

I would second Mike McL's recommendation for the offset cams. I found offset aliens and HB offset nuts quite useful. You'd probably be ok without them, but it was nice being able to securely protect those flaring sections. Overall a good route, definitely worth doing.

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