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Darwin's Rib 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Damon Johnston and Julie Hodson
Season: Spring through Fall
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Submitted By: Dane Casterson on Jun 25, 2007

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Scenic climbing!

Description 

This is a cool route that arcs right up and over a large crack/roof. I thought that this was the best 5.8 on the wall.

Location 

This is the third route from the left on the Main Wall.

Protection 

8 or 9 draws to chains.


Photos of Darwin's Rib Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Darwin's Rib, Falls Walls, Telluride.
Darwin's Rib, Falls Walls, Telluride.
Rock Climbing Photo: Doug Claxton cruising.
Doug Claxton cruising.
Rock Climbing Photo: Nick K. High up on the rib.
BETA PHOTO: Nick K. High up on the rib.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking straight up the route.  The rope outlines ...
BETA PHOTO: Looking straight up the route. The rope outlines ...

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By samtoine
Sep 14, 2012

Does anyone know if this can be rapped with a 60m?
By Johan
From: San Francisco, CA
Jun 17, 2013

The route can be both lowered and rapped with a 60m rope, did so today. The route wanders some to the right, but the route can not be more than 100 ft.
By Kevin Byrne
Jun 20, 2013

Thanks for the heads up on the 60m rope - think there's enough left over to run a top rope after lowering?

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