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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Aerili on Jul 8, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Snowshed Wall - north face, west side.

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Start up a small, left-facing corner which leads into a somewhat heady traverse with insecure feet. The traverse takes you left around a thick, triangular flake which then joins the Devaluation Direct line. Continue climbing the thinner, left-facing corner toward the "death block" at 11 o'clock above.


Left of Crack of the Eighties. Walk off the top to climber's right.


Rack to 3". Tricky pro on the initial start and traverse--place carefully and use multi-directional pieces to avoid zippering!

Gear anchor required.

Photos of Devaluation Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Devaluation seen from the parking area
BETA PHOTO: Devaluation seen from the parking area
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of Devaluation.
BETA PHOTO: The start of Devaluation.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bob  on the traverse
Bob on the traverse
Rock Climbing Photo: Start of the 5.7 version
Start of the 5.7 version
Rock Climbing Photo: Malieka on the pull-around move.  August 2009
Malieka on the pull-around move. August 2009

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By peachy spohn
Sep 2, 2013

The block is quite unnerving! I used it, but pulled as lightly as I could. I think the 5.9 variation on the right (small dihedral and lay back section) is much safer and just as fun.
By Tatiana C
From: Oakland, CA
Jul 23, 2017
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

What a fun and varied climb! Plenty of pro on the traverse section and I didn't find the feet to be bad at all.
By Josh Lowy
From: Sacramento, CA
Aug 31, 2017
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Fun and interesting line! I avoided the block then exited right to the anchor above Aerial to set up an easy TR. Avoiding the block and laybacking felt harder than 5.7

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