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Easier Said than Done 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Climberdude on May 29, 2014

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Description 

From base of 5 5s Climb up right to thin finger crack. Follow crack over little roof (crux #1) to stance. Move up to large ledge and clip bolt on LEFT side of arete. Continue up lie backing left side of very fun arete following 2 more bolts(crux #2).
Continue on, passing more bolts on low angle slab. End at anchors for 5 5s.

Protection 

10 bolts plus 2 bolt anchor. finish on 5 Fives anchor.


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By Eric Johns
From: Philadelphia, PA
Jun 15, 2017
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I enjoyed it but thought the climb felt more like 5.10. There are some tenuous committing moves and a cruxy section moving up and left to a ledge in the middle of the face that felt hard to me for a 5.9 - at least by SH South standards.
By Seth Derr
From: harrisburg, pa
Sep 5, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This route is really good. Two distinct, thoughtful cruxes split up by very enjoyable climbing. I think 5.9+ is fair but I do agree that if it were on the south side it'd get a 10. #keepnorthstiff

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