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Big Crack on "North" / "East" Face T,TR 
East Face TR 
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Equinox TR 
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Up to the Giant Eastern Flake T,TR 

East Face 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: Hialy on Aug 30, 2010

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Straight up the center of the rock formation is about a 5.7. If you start to go towards the left of right, becomes an easy 5.6. If you're up for more of a challenge, you can try going up the right to the ridge to the right of the face (not in the guidebook) -- approximately 5.10a/b. :)


Good boulders up top for anchors

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By Chris. B
Apr 12, 2016

I am confused by the name of this route. The Northern Formation has two faces. One face faces almost directly south, and the other face faces almost directly east. Based on the "L-R" and route description, this route appears to be on the face that faces east. Am I missing something? If not, I think it should be renamed to reflect the actual face it is on.
By Robert Hall
From: North Conway, NH
Apr 18, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I agree with the above comment...provided we are all (the submitter, the above climber and I) talking about the same climb. This is the climb, clearly on the East face, with a crux section of polished rock in the middle. Taking the left side of the polished rock I thought about 5.6, directly up the middle-right of the polished rock I thought was about 5.7.
By Hialy
From: Chicago, IL
Apr 20, 2016

thanks guys! edited to hopefully more accurately reflect the route. let me know if there are any other suggestions.

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