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Birthday Party 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 130'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Jeff Mahoney, Jennifer Brown, Christian Maurer, Jiorjio Fetterman and Philip Wood. 7/28/13
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Jeff Mahoney on Apr 21, 2014

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Almost a party. (Note lack of beer.)

Description 

The main crack up the center of the tower through the easy chimney finishing straight up on the face at the top. Sandier rock than other parts, but the slipping and sliding adds to the fun. Most of the crimpy plates on the face up top are a lot more solid than they appear.

Rock Climbing Photo: Andreas Skielboe on "Birthday Party" on ...
Andreas Skielboe on "Birthday Party" on Wall 3 Tower


Was this named in honor of Monsieur Cheval, or was it the fact that the FA coincided with Christian's birthday? We may never know...

Location 

The obvious large chimney/crack in the middle of the tower wall.

Protection 

A rack of singles to 4" and a few extra finger pieces if you want to sew it up. (Pink, red & brown tri-cams recommended)


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By andy patterson
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From: Carpinteria, CA
Jul 27, 2014

Good adventure. Cruddy stuff down low, but worth the effort for the awesome upper sections and cool tower belay station.

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