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Cirith Ungol 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
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Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Kyle Wills on Jan 9, 2010

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Description 

A good line in Upper Middle Earth. Straightforward crack climbing for the beginner. Great route to teach hand and foot jamming techniques. Splits a prominently orange face.

Location 

20 ft downhill of large Offwidth Crack "Orc"

Protection 

Standard rack, Gear anchor


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By Josh Cameron
From: California in my Mind
Mar 28, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Fun climbing, but unless you set the anchor right at the lip, the obvious blocks behind the climb seem a bit loose.
By Christopher D. Walsh
From: Index, WA
Feb 23, 2014

Can anyone give me an update on the anchor situation? Is it a walk-off, or is there some perma-gear up top?
By Safty Third
From: San Diego, CA
Nov 22, 2016

Didn't see any bolts for this one up top. There is a 2 bolt anchor for the offwidth just up the way. Gear anchor for top rope. I didn't bother using a rope on this one. Extremely mellow on some of the better rock the gorge has to offer.

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