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Birthday Boy 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Tai Devore, Greg Smith
New Route: Yes
Season: Spring to fall
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Submitted By: jeremy freeman on May 15, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Tai Devore on the FA of The Birthday boy


70m of varied climbing in a beautiful corner. Start with easy scrambling to the corner, climb the offwidth with face holds. From the ledge climb on the right face via a splitter 1"-2" crack, trend left back to the corner and finish up the varied cracks. Two single rope rappels brings you back to the ground.


The big corner in between bearhug arete and S.A.T


Double rack to 3" optional to 4"

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By Todd Townsend
From: Bishop, CA
Jun 19, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This is really a very good route. Best done in one pitch, it's quite long, at least 65 meters. Make sure to bring enough gear and slings. I placed 18 pieces, plus a slung bush, and I didn't feel like I sewed it up.
By Amy W.
From: bishop,ca
May 5, 2013

Great Trad route! Quality crack!....I led the full length and would next time bring more pieces from .5 BD cams up to #2 BD cams.
By James Barnett
From: Bishop Ca.
May 25, 2013

Looked at this route before and thought it looked kinda scrappy.
Did it today and found out it's a great quality route worth doing.
By Milo
Sep 4, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Highly recommended!

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