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Colonial Ear Wax 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Tim Fearn & Chris Miller, 1990
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 20, 2010

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This seldom done route starts up a thin right-slanting crack (crux) and then works back left into the widening crack above which splits the formation.


Just left of Bum Steer.


Gear to 3", gear belay or traverse up and right to anchors on Bum Steer.

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By Cole Paiement
Jun 13, 2016

Decent route to get trad experience. The start is difficult. My leader, a budding trad climber, ended up clipping the first bolt on Bum Steer for peace of mind before moving into the crack. There is a lot of loose rock in the crack about midway up, where it widens. Luckily the climbing eases up a lot in that area, so just be careful.

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