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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Erickson
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Submitted By: Doug Hemken on Feb 4, 2010

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A wandering line near the left-hand edge of Campus Wall. Jam your way up the initial crack - getting around the bulge is the crux. Join "The Pedestal" in time for the move around the nose to the left. Belay in the crow's nest, or continue left and up through the upper part of "Congratulations". Watch out for rope drag if you try to do this in one pitch!


Where the CCC trail comes up below the East Rampart and turns right, start in the crack a few feet right of the nose.


Finger to hand-sized. Include a few long slings, the route traverses considerably.

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By Doug Hemken
From: Madison, WI
Nov 22, 2011

A better version of "The Pedestal," and better protected, too.
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Jun 14, 2013

I agree with Doug. This is a much better version of The Pedestal.
By Joel Allen
From: La Crosse, WI
Jul 5, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

+1^ Also do the finish of congrats to make this a classic lead :)

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