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Cold Comfort 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: J. Campbell, A. Hughes, 1980
Season: Faces North-West
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Submitted By: Tony B on Jun 30, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Looking down the fingercrack of Cold Comfort.

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The climb is a little less clean and less obvious for pro at the bottom where the climbing is easy, but offers more locks and clings up top than almost any other crack I've done, foot for foot. A great climb to learn finger crack technique and protection on, with great stances to get rest or gear placements.


Perhaps 15 meters right of the popular 'Supervalue' crack there is a short low angle arete (Triage Arete) and then a northwest face that stays shaded until about 4PM. The left margin of this starts as a corner and turns into a good fingercrack with locks edges and rests. A very good climb overall.


A rack of small cams to 2" and a set or two of stoppers and 10 draws or slings gets you to a bolt and chain anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on Cold Comfort.
BETA PHOTO: Climber on Cold Comfort.
Rock Climbing Photo: The finger crack in the left side of the picture.
BETA PHOTO: The finger crack in the left side of the picture.

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By Mark Roberts
From: Vancouver, BC
Jul 16, 2010

Great fun, I was impressed. Fingerlocks all the whole way up, but barely any foot/toe jamming because of all the little edges. Make sure to spread out your finger-sized pro, 'cause the crack's at roughly the same width for over ten meters in the middle.

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