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Driving Miss Dahl 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Aiden McGuire
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Submitted By: J. Albers on Nov 8, 2009

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Shares the first few bolts of KE cracks and then traverses straight right across a small ledge to the corner/arete. When you reach the corner, head straight up the wide crack on the arete for 10-15 feet and then step back left onto the face and climb a beautiful and technical headwall (crux is a few bolts up the headwall.) Stellar climbing.


Begin as for KE Cracks.


Bolts and a cam or two (I remember placing a #3 Camalot.) After you traverse right to the arete, you can plug cams (2-4 inches) in the wide crack until you can reach back left and clip the first bolt on the headwall. Then follow bolts to a two bolt anchor. You can set up a toprope by climbing Five Tendons and scrambling to the anchors.

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By Aidan Maguire
Oct 21, 2011

The route is called Driving Miss Dahl. I rated it 11d
It combines the best of KE crack with a great steep knobby head wall
By J. Albers
From: Colorado
Oct 27, 2011

Thanks Aiden. I left the grade at 12a because that is what I remember it feeling like; however, it has been about 5 years since I have been on it and 11d is surely reasonable. Either way, its a nice route. Thanks for putting it up.

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