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YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Charlie Fowler & Chip Chace
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Sep 3, 2006

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This is the brilliant finger crack that is on the backside of the Bishop. It is actually the analog crack (it's the same crack) as the Bishop Finger Crack.

It's routes like this that are why I climb. Much props to the old school guys who did this without cams.



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By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Dec 12, 2007

First ascent: Charlie Fowler and Chip Chace.
By stevecurtis
From: Petaluma California
Nov 17, 2009

Beautiful, with a bit of a boulder problem low, and endurance finger crack higher, becoming easier as you go. Probably a bit soft for the grade.
By Drew Thayer
From: Denver, CO
Oct 7, 2013

"It's routes like this that are why I climb. Much props to the old school guys who did this without cams."

I could not agree more, on both counts. Respect.
By Lisa Montgomery
From: Golden, CO
Oct 15, 2013

This pitch is absolutely classic! Many runners and finger-sized pieces were helpful. A helmet under the roof is not!
By WadeM
From: Golden, Co
Aug 13, 2016

BD4 is nice for the start as it's kinda funky. I started in the finger crackish thing just to the right and transitioned over.

Singles to #3, 3-5 BD #0.3/0.4.

It's a long pitch and is awesome.
By michalm
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 20, 2017
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

Beautiful route with really clean rock after the start. The finger locks are really sharp! Don't fall out of them or you might lose some flesh. The overhanging tips and finger locks with shit for feet at the crux could be harder than the crux of Bishop's finger crack (12). This is not nearly as sustained and eases off after 15-20 feet of hard, steep locks. 11 for this route is a huge bag of sand. 11+ is not being generous, either.

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