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Differential Equations 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b PG13 [details]
FA: Tim Roley
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Submitted By: bio on May 6, 2008

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Differential Equations.


Starts nice crack then into thin 15 ft chimney. Chimney is a lot of work, especially if you are big. Good pro in the bag of the chimney then pull bulge and continue on nice fingers, tight hands to top. Rap off.


Right around the corner from chicken fingers - past the first steep crack. Look for a very narrow chimney about 20 feet above.


Small to large cams, nuts. triples or quads in the .75 size.

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By Catherine Conner
From: Phoenix, AZ
Jul 25, 2010

This climb is great-lots of variation-off width (wear long sleeves)-and nice thin-ish crack-yaya!!!
By roman d
From: Pasadena, CA
May 30, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Trying to get myself through the slot wasted me for the rest of the climb. I was happy to have three .75 camalots
By Chris Prewitt
Aug 2, 2011
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

An all-around great climb. Pulling out of the chimney section was so much fun. The dihedral was loaded with good stances and nice flat jugs. Not sure why it was given a PG13, I thought it was well protected and the rock was good.
By RyanJames
Jun 20, 2012

Definitely an amazing climb, especially the squeeze! The long sleeve shirt beta is key. I also used a knee pad that helped too (my squeeze chimney form isn't that great, yet). I also suggest triples of .5 and .75. I agree with the PG13 rating: it's definitely one of the safest routes in the canyon and can be protected practically every vertical foot from the bottom to the top.

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