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Crab Salad 

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

Type:  Trad, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Terry Andrews
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Submitted By: Christopher Marks on May 24, 2008

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  • Description 

    Chimney up the South Chimney unprotected to ledge and climb the finger crack up to next ledge. Climb directly up the middle of the headwall to bump up the grade to 5.9 or Traverse to far right (east) corner and ascend up good edges with great exposure.


    South chimney/face of crab eyes


    Nuts and cams up to 3

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    By Craig Childre
    From: Lubbock, Texas
    Jun 13, 2012

    I'm not positive, but I believe this route was identified in the Lohn guidebook as "The Arete" as a 5.7 R. Terry would know more than I. edit: Actually on the other side... I see where this line goes now! My mistake.
    By Eric Klammer
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jan 15, 2015
    rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X

    Great route that packs quite a variety of climbing into a relatively short distance. Don't expect much of any pro for the chimney to the ledge and the chicken head finale. Easier climbing off the last small sloping ledge but hollow holds (my partner broke off a large piece following) and pro that's already a ways a way makes it exciting. Falling from the last section would not be ideal and you'd probably mess yourself up pretty good.

    Great route though that really packs in the exposure!