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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Chris Gonzales & Rob Stahl, 4/75
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Submitted By: Woody Stark on Apr 21, 2002

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dropping some gear in, before the fairly stiff cru...


This route is just right of "Bombay". While you're at it, climb both; it will be a good warm-up for the day. It's steep and strenuous--just like "Bombay". The crux, in my opinion, is 5.8/9. there are many nines in the park that are easier.


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By Kyle Wills
From: Chicago, IL
Jan 7, 2010

Would concur that I have definitely led some 9's in the park I found much easier. Pro in the beginning was somewhat tricky as well.
By Tommy G.
From: Killeen, Texas
Feb 3, 2013

If you climb this with some finesse, I think it's more in line with the grade. I thought it was great fun.
By verticalbound
Apr 17, 2013

I agree with tommy, this is a great climb and it takes finesse to make it feel like 5.8 lol I jumped on this one solo after doing bombay and underestimated it a tade from the looks, but all the moves are there to make it 5.8
By William Nicolas
Jan 7, 2017

Loved this cheminee.

Body placement is interesting, requires lots of stemming.

The roof part offers good hand-holds and the rock was sticky so felt very agreeable

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