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Back on Track 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13 [details]
FA: Deb Thompson, LP
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jun 14, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: Looking down from above the dihedral.

Description 

This is a naturally protected line to the right of Three Little Birds that starts in a chimney of sorts and gains a small, right-facing dihedral before ending at the anchors for Three Little Birds. It is named for a great little clinic, "Back on Track" run by Susie Finley, PT, which focuses on canine rehabilitation and occasional climber rehabilitation. Originally the clinic focused on greyhound rehabilitation.

Start in a chimney, pop out onto a ledge, move up and left with a reach (crux) on thin gear. Gain a cleared off ledge on the right, climb the dihedral, and angle left to the bolt anchors.

Location 

This is to the right of Three Little Birds.

Protection 

A rack from black Alien to a #1 Camalot, a large wire, and a #4 c4 Camalot works (just before exiting the chimney). A double of yellow TCUs helps.


Photos of Back on Track Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Deb climbs above the crux.
Deb climbs above the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: About midway up near the crux.  You can see the di...
BETA PHOTO: About midway up near the crux. You can see the di...
Rock Climbing Photo: Deb starts up the chimney.
Deb starts up the chimney.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Jun 19, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

This route is ok if you want to place gear. I used a 00 C3 as my smallest piece. I did not see a place for a #4 C4. I placed 5 cams on the route with my biggest one being a #1 C4. You can place more if you want. The crux is short, about a body length.
By Alex Mason
From: Denver
Sep 17, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Not PG-13.
Use some brass nuts if need be.

No need for a #4 IMO. Love the route, tho.

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