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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Nov 8, 2007

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This is a relatively light 5.9 by Seneca standards. Follow the left trending finger crack to reach a corner. Follow the corner to reach a ledge. Fun moves, well protected.


Just uphill from Desperado. About 20 Ft. Right of Desperado Direct.


Great pro, 1" or less.

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By climbinbob
Nov 5, 2014

Contrary to the description, I don't think this is an easy 9. The traverse move getting to the corner has very poor feet, and the beginning moves up the corner are difficult and off-balance. I've climbed a lot of 9s at Seneca, and I think this is one of the more difficult. All that being said, it is still a very worthwhile climb.
By Seth Derr
From: harrisburg, pa
Jun 16, 2015

I'm with climbinbob. I think this is a hard 5.9, even for Seneca. Lots of fun though and well protected.
By nancyjo
From: Nantmeal Village, Pennsylvania
Dec 16, 2015

I agree. It is hard for a 5.9. The upper corner is fun. The traverse section packs a punch.
By Mark Maier
Feb 21, 2016
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I agree that this is not "light" for a 5.9, not even for Seneca. It is considerably harder than Desperado, with which it shares much of the route. There is plenty of protection, although placing it on the traverse can require some really interesting positions to get a stance. Be ready to work one-handed.

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