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Damsel in Distress 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c WI4

Type:  Ice, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c WI4 [details]
FA: FRA: Ed Webster, Susan Patenaude & Todd Swain
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Submitted By: Ian Wauchope on Jan 30, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Damsel in Distress conditions 1/2/2015


From the Wilcox/Lewis book: On the far right side of an amphitheater, mixed climbing gains a short cascade of water ice. Rappel from tree with slings.


approx 100 yards climbers right from the start of The Cleft



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By Sean Lorway
Jan 1, 2017

This is a great route if you like mixed climbing. Bring a hand full of small cams (green and yellow alien) and small to medium nuts. I replaced one of the two pins in the corner under the roof in 2014?
Double ropes to rapple is the best way down...I believe there is an anchor on one of the larger trees at the top.

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