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Before the Storm 

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

Type:  Trad, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Micah Klesick on Mar 29, 2015

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Me on the first ascent of Before the Storm. Jim Op...


Between Helms Deep and Snake Face, there is a very blocky and broken crack/dihedral system going straight up and over a bulge at the top, above where the Snake Face anchors would be. The crack is fairly clean, and has lots of good gear placements from small cams to 3" or so. Lots of nut placements. You can go all the way to the top, over the bulge, or cut over to the Snake Face anchors when you reach their level.


left of Snake face.


rack to 2"

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