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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13 [details]
FA: Travis DeAngelis
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Submitted By: Travis DeAngelis on May 19, 2014

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Once you're through the crack, you're home free. It is recommended not placing gear for first 10 feet, as the block is quite loose.


This is just right of Rattle and Scream. It ascends the second, larger crack to the right. Climb up about 50 feet to a bush (about even with the anchors of Rattle and Scream), and traverse left onto the face. About 15 feet up is a blue sling slung around a rock with a rapid link.


Large gear, #6, 5, and 4 are helpful to get through the offwidth crack. The first big rock in the crack is no good for gear but ok for body weight. It is recommended to run it out to the first piece. There is a blue sling anchor with rapid link on face to the left about 75 feet up.

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