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Broken Blade, West face 

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

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 30', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: 2012 july
New Route: Yes
Season: summer, fall
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Submitted By: franciscov on Jul 31, 2012

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From the ridge climb the west face via a hand crack to summit.
Great to stand on, Installed a repel anchor made of webbing.


Broken Blade N35°13.175' W106°27.263'


hand and finger size cams are most helpful

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By Jay Carroll
Aug 4, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

A fun, well protected, short route. I might even call it a 5.6+. The flake at the beginning looks a bit questionable, but it actually feels pretty solid. If you're up on broken blade ridge, it's definitely worth doing. The main crack is about 2 inches, but a standard rack is fine. We left a rappel sling in a crack from the top on 7/28/2012. Make sure to sign the logbook.

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