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Better Than Mecca 

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

Type:  Trad, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Greg DeMatteo on Apr 23, 2008

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Austin Kessler sending on Better Than Mecca


Begin up the flake (left leaning layback) to a small "roof" with good handjams and protection. Pull around bulge to easy climbing, followed by the crux pulling up a steep handcrack in a slightly right leaning shallow dihedral. Jams and face holds to a good rest at a 2-bolt anchor.


Probably the most frequently done route in the middle section of the cliffs. A gentle alcove with several decent climbs, BTM starts up the obvious flake on the right side of the alcove. See the guidebooks for easier identification


Single rack of cams and nuts to hand sizes.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Wheeler dealer 5.10, Better than Mecca 5.9
BETA PHOTO: Wheeler dealer 5.10, Better than Mecca 5.9
Rock Climbing Photo: Not really better than Mecca.
Not really better than Mecca.

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By JMo
From: Tucson, AZ
Mar 10, 2013

It IS short, but 30 feet?
By Flynn Mcfarland
From: Prescott, AZ
Dec 6, 2015

It is better than Mecca! Definitely ~60' or so, its the same height as Sword of Damocles!

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