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Beckey Route direct start 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Mike Stearns on Sep 10, 2013

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Description 

This left facing dihedral leads to the flake belay on the Beckey. We did an incorrect direct direct start up a very grainy dihedral, which was fine. The actual start is much farther right.

A seam angles left up a golden stained slab under a roof. This deposits you a the base of a large left facing dihedral. Move left at the top of the dihedral, around the corner to the flakes atop Beckey P1.

Location 

A fair bit right of the normal start up the drainage between El Segundo and Premier buttresses.

Protection 

Standard rack sufficed. Additionally, a BD #4 was key as were some small cams.


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