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Auld Lang Syne 

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

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 175'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
Season: when the creek is low
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Submitted By: JFM on Apr 12, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: Guard House photo (credit: Leo Paik).


As described in the Gillett guide, this is a two-pitch affair.

P1 ascends a grungy off-fingers right-facing dihedral adorned with two bushes (about 50 feet?) to a nice, wide ledge. Traverse the ledge leftward (passing the Eric Couldn't Come crack), and belay at the next right-facing dihedral.

P2 follows the corner - with short jaunts to the face - to an OW/fists bulge that must be overcome (crux) then continues up. There are more bushes to drag yourself through! Ramps and easy mantles lead to a belay ledge still shy of the local summit.


Cross the river in the side, shallow area just past the National Forest sign (barely upstream from the log home). Bushwhack up a narrow "path" to the base of the route. Belay from a small platform.

To descend, scramble south up a wide fin, step across to the left, and then climb down a notch to a large wedged chockstone. There may or may not be webbing in situ, so be prepared to leave some cord and a rap ring. A 70m will get you to the ground, then hike down a gully that is accessed by a large pine-tree - this will get you back to the riverbank.

It appears a walk-off is possible to the south, but we did not explore this option.


A single rack from BD #0.3 to 4 with a set of stoppers should suffice. Multiples in the #0.75 to 3 range may add comfort. Single-length slings are useful. Bring some cord and a rap ring for the rap-station.

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