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Center Birdie Crack T,TR 
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Center Birdie Crack 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Bryan G on Mar 29, 2011

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Description 

The most moderate of the Birdie Cracks. Begin up an easy chimney to a stance below the constriction. There's a useful jug on the left side here which will help you transition into a lieback. After a couple feet move back into the offwidth and chickenwing the rest of the way to the top. Does not require 5.10 offwidth technique as the crux is a pull up on a jug and transition into the lieback move.

5.11a Variation - Chimney up a short ways and then hand traverse out left on the hand crack. Finish at the top of Left Birdie Crack.

Protection 

If leading all you need is a couple 4.5" pieces. The anchor takes 2-3" gear.


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