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Duct Taped Plum 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Trish Corto, Robert Newsom, Dan Shively, Eric Sarvey 5/2005
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Submitted By: Josh Cameron on Jul 19, 2011

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Alanna stemming the corner near the end of the 1st...

Description 

Head up a dihedral with a good number of well weathered vertical and horizontal flakes (5.6). Belay on a ledge at a bolted anchor shared with "Africa Flake" or pass the belay and continue up the corner with great hand jams and stemming. When you reach a slanted blocky ledge, (belay here with gear if you skipped the bolted belay) climb the crack system to your left (5.9). Belay at a bolted anchor. There is supposed to be a third 5.7 pitch but I have yet to do it.

Two rappels with a single rope from the second anchor.

Location 

Start in a left facing dihedral just after the trail starts to head uphill. You should be able to see the "Africa Flake" (10a) from the ground. Duct Taped Plum heads up the corner to it's right.

Protection 

Standard Rack. Bolted anchors.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Alanna finishing up the 2nd pitch. Her arm's sunk ...
Alanna finishing up the 2nd pitch. Her arm's sunk ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Josh leading up the 5.9 crack towards the end of p...
Josh leading up the 5.9 crack towards the end of p...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the first pitch.
Looking down the first pitch.

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By Josh Cameron
From: California in my Mind
Apr 23, 2013

Added quick links to the second pitch bolt anchor shared with Africa Flake, so now no need to leave gear or trust the faded slings. If I had mussy hooks I would have thrown those on.

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