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Beautiful Day 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Geoff Parker, Scott Baxter (early '70s)
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Submitted By: Larry Coats on Sep 25, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Larry Coats leads the upper section of Beautiful D...


Although a bit obscure, this route climbs the clean, left-facing dihedral three cracks west (left looking over from the South Side) of Tralfamador. Approach from below, or rappel to the light-colored, slabby rock directly below the corner.

Pitch 1: The start of the climb is a bit dicey due to some detached flakes at the start. Cautiously work past the flakes until solid gear is reached in the arching corner above. Some more difficult, but well-protected climbing ascends the short corner to a ledge (alternative belay spot). Continue up the delightful corner above (5.8)- some of the nicest climbing at the Cwm!


A normal rack of cams and wires. The upper dihedral is mostly hand-sized.

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By Paul Davidson
Sep 27, 2010

I recall this as being quite fun.

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