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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c A1

Type:  Trad, Aid, Alpine, 7 pitches, Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c A1 [details]
FA: Martin Etter & Bo Shelby
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Submitted By: Matthias Holladay on Apr 13, 2012

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Although many variations exist on this side of the peak, the direct route up the east face climbs beautiful, orange rock with plentiful holds and ledges. The first pitch is up an obvious dihedral to a small ledge on the right wall above the prominent overhang, 5.8+. The next involves aid (or 5.11c-ish?) climbing for about 30 feet and then hard moves to the large, left-slanting ledge that crosses the entire face. From the top of the ledge, about 200 feet long, climb right on a steep ledge to a sharp corner. A couple easy pitches, more or less, lead up along the ridge to the east summit.


A small rack of wires and cams up to four inches. Lots of slings are always helpful.

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By Nic Harnish
From: Durango, CO
May 18, 2012

Interesting, never even considered this side of Vestal. Pics?
By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
May 19, 2012

On the opening Vestal page, the photo entitled 'Vestal from East Trinity' shows it fairly well, as do some others there. I have a whole box of photographs I still need to go through, so I may have some as well....

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