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Column Direct 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on May 24, 2006

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Description 

Climb the detached leaning column without using either side of the arete for holds. The crux comes about two thirds of the way up this large block. Reach the top of the block and continue up the right side of the face taking a direct route. A fun and challenging route, that tests your balance and flexibility.
  • RCM&W #51, p.166.

Location 

This route lies in the middle of the prominent column on the left, further side of the Minnesota strip.

Protection 

Nuts, and small cams should do it. Standard top rope setup.


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Rock Climbing Photo: My first time climbing outdoors & working up the l...
My first time climbing outdoors & working up the l...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mr. Hat on "Column Direct", 5.9+, nearin...
Mr. Hat on "Column Direct", 5.9+, nearin...
Rock Climbing Photo: One of the tallest climbs for the area....and yes,...
One of the tallest climbs for the area....and yes,...
Rock Climbing Photo: Blake on the column
Blake on the column
Rock Climbing Photo: Minnesota Strip Left
BETA PHOTO: Minnesota Strip Left

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By Philip Carlton
May 28, 2008

Did this one today. Bring some BD micro stoppers or similar to protect the crux; small Wallnuts wouldn't seat as nicely into the crack 2/3 of the way up the column.

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