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Childhood's End 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: urs on Aug 3, 2009

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This is one of the best 5.10+ trad routes at Donner and is very similar to the routes on Devil's Tower in Wyoming except much shorter. The crux is continuous through the first dihedral on thin lyebacks and small finger locks. Scramble up 5th class to the base of the dihedral and belay on a flat ledge about 1/3 of the way up the cliff. This route looks impossible to protect from the base, but holds solid pro.


This is the first obvious dihedral on the wall and is the left dihedral of the two.


Small pieces ranging from nuts, TCU's, and a few larger cams up to 1 inch. There is not a bolted anchor, therefor you have to walk off. Traverse right from the top and follow the ledges to the PCT trail then scramble down to the base of the route.

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