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Eagle Roof 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: B. Robbins and B. Smoot, 1985
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Submitted By: Arie on May 5, 2011

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Expect to either soar like an American emblem or flail like an abandoned fledgling on this funky roof problem. The Ruckman’s topo shows a roof and “hands” for this route which fired up my imagination… indeed there are several excellent hand jams to be found, but expect some gritty, insecurity, jams to reach them. Eagle Roof juts sharply left from near Discrete Feat’s crux and then zags back to nearly rejoin its 5.9 neighbor. Once through the zag, a beneficial chickenhead appears and the climbing eases to a scamper. Belay at a wedded pair of scrub oak endowed with loads to crusty webbing or continue right to the somewhat awkward belay on the more rightly, more Discrete line.


Branching left from halfway up Discrete Feat’s first pitch the line is fairly obvious with a striking hand crack breaking the lip of a roof.


Bring your eagle scout badge, a nine-pack of abs, tape, and a standard assorted collection of LCC nuts, cams, and huevos. I don’t remember anything larger than hands, but a slightly larger piece might be nice on the start of Discrete Feat. A sharp knife and replacement webbing for the belay might be the most critical gear.

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