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Attack of the Killer Gnats 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Woody Delp and Tom Hancock
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Submitted By: Daniel Siegel on Nov 5, 2012

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Matt (left) on Attack of Killer Gnats


A low crux with a thin crack leads to wider and easier climbing. Traverse right anchors


Just left of Processed Meat Wall


Standard Rack. Short traverse to anchors to the right.

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By Ed Wade
From: Hermann, MO
Apr 3, 2014

There is no traverse to anchors. The anchors ( thin and sketchy glue-ins ) are directly above and a little to the right at the top of the crack. I backed them up with a #3 camalot when I was belaying but still only used them for the rappel. Fun jam crack.
By Creed A
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 19, 2014

This anchors Ed is referring to are new. When I did the route a few years ago I placed a #3 as a directional and then traversed right to the anchors.

There is some sketchy rock on this route, but the crack itself is solid. Great gear and bomber hand jams. Such a fun warm up.

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