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Car Camping with the Kids 

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

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Chris Wenker on Feb 18, 2008

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Description 

This is route #2 in the LAM on-line guide.
The first moves off the ground are usually the most perplexing for people, but can be well protected. Then follow the nice hand/fist crack up the corner. Lots of stances along the way.
Some who have TR'd this route argue that the 5.6 is sandbagged, so maybe it is a solid 5.6+. But it is a truly excellent beginner trad lead once you feel comfortable with the opening moves. Anyone got any FA info?

Location 

Far to the left (west/north) end of the crag, second-to-last route from the northern end of the west cliff. Left of the prominent roof.

Protection 

Eats up #2-#4 camalots and/or a #11 hex.
Sufficient rock at the top for a gear anchor, but not a great one, and the nearest useable trees are a ways back from the rim. LOTS of loose gravel at the top.


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By Crisco Jackass
From: Grand Junction, CO
May 27, 2008

FIRST TRAD LEAD. Description is apt, this is a great route for beginner lead. Lots of stances, straight-forward placements for both active and passive pro. Wife and I did it over and over again without any loss of excitement.

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