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Desperation Crack 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: 1950s?
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Submitted By: Rob Davies UK on Oct 24, 2010

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Description 

The name sums it up. Easy until the final offwidth section which is like trying to climb through the constriction of an egg-timer. "Large Friends help - one above pulling and one below pushing works best." UK grade HVS 5b or Vedauwoo 5.7.

Location 

This wide crack is obvious at the left end of Castle Rock. A flat grassy area lies at the base of the crag.

Protection 

Large cams for the top section


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