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Doc's Holiday 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Alec Isabeau, et al
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Eric Berghorn on Feb 8, 2014

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One of 2 pitons on this route - clip'em

Description 

This route ascends a wide gully on the south buttress of Hailstone Rock. After clipping the first bolt (shared with Hailstone Arete route) veer off right towards the base of a steep gully Ascend up through a series of broken tiered ledges to the bolted anchor shared with Hailstone Arete. A big shout out and thanks to Alex Isabeau, Mojo, and others who discovered and climbed many obscure routes throughout MSH !

Location 

This route starts at the base of steep gully approx. 20 feet right of the Hailstone arête route base.

Protection 

Shares the start and first bolt of Hailstone arête route. After that small to medium gear placements can be used to protect the reminder of the route. Shares an anchor with the Hailstone Arete route.


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By Floyd Hayes
May 9, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

One of my all-time least favorite trad leads. The first two-thirds of the climb is a bit spooky on less-than-solid blocks, then the climbing improves with solid protection. There are two old pitons, although I saw and clipped only one (my partner spotted the second).

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