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Diversity in Microcosm 

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

Type:  Trad, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Tom Howard, Dan Perry 1985 variation finish Steve Lancaster, Doug Chapman 1985
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Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Oct 8, 2007

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After entering the "pod"

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A splitter hand crack leads to a left arching wide pod chimney. Traverse left and lower from shuts on 'Bout Time. You can continue to the top (5.6R I think), but the best part is the obvious first 40 Ft.

Variation: Climb the clean dihedral that is overhanging, move into a flared alcove (look inside for gear). Hand-traverse the scary look rock to a big comfy ledge, place pro, continue up the left facing dihedral to another off-hands crack above.

Most people skip the R rated version, and do the variation.


Start about 30 Ft. left of the Exoduster area.


Hand size gear, a few smaller pieces. Large gear may be placed in the pod but is not necessary.

Bring the biggest gear you have if you do the R rated version.

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