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YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Aaron Hobson on Jan 3, 2009

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The "A" formation


Low-angles face climbing following a thin crack-seam for protection. At the top of the seam, the route squeezes through a small chimney-like section to gain the summit ridge.

Holds are mostly solid, but there is a lot of lichen on the route.

Variation: Using the 3/8" bolts as a top-rope anchor, climb directly up to the anchor. ~5.7.


Near the west end of the Shady Side, two crack systems run together forming a giant "A". "B"-route is the right hand crack. The left hand crack is A - Route.


Small gear for the first 30 ft seam. There are only a few spots on the seam with good placements. Build an anchor at the top with small wires and cams. For the descent, a pair of 3/8" bolts can be found by lowering down 10 ft and traversing around the corner to the right.

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By Forrest Wilcox
From: Las Cruces, NM
Apr 16, 2012

you can also rap off the back side, when i solo lead it i used the anchor on the ground as a rappel from the top

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