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Broken Hammer 

YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
Original:  YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a [details]
FA: 1952 Hans Kraus and Ruth Tallan
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Submitted By: john2.71 on Oct 20, 2014

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Sustained and interesting moves for the grade. Good practice for climbing inside corners.

P1: Climb the inside corner to the GTLedge. (5.3 PG, 130 ft)

P2: Continue to climb the corner to the top. (5.3 PG, 40 ft)


Same start as High Jinx.


Standard Gunks rack.

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By john2.71
From: Montclair, NJ
Oct 20, 2014

Based on Dick Williams' less-than-glowing praise for this route, I expected it to be horribly dirty and wet. It was dry and the moves were clean where you needed them to be. There was dampness in the corner at the top of P1 which was easily avoided by climbing the juggy left face. P2 got a little gritty and PG at the end.

Decend via the numerous rappels are in the area, the High Exposure bolted rap route, or Roger's Escape Hatch.

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