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YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a R

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Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a R [details]
FA: Herb and Jan Conn, Sept 7th, 1959
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Submitted By: Chris Hirsch on Aug 31, 2015

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The Conns' finest acheivement! Done, of course, with only tight sneakers, 80' rope, pins, and down climbing the route. This has always been a mind blowing accomplishment. Now, all you need to know that you should climb this route! But bear in mind that this is the Conns' hardest route, and their proposed 5.8 is not a modern 5.8. Please be confident in your ability and route finding skills. Leaving no description of the line is part of a traditional tribute to Herb and Jan. So please, no beta spraying here.


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By t.schwartz
Aug 31, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R

Closer to 9+/10-
By Mike McNeil
From: Spearfish, South Dakota
Sep 1, 2015

9+/10a. The R part is only 5.7 or 5.8 the crux is well protected. Bring a couple of big pieces. Great Route.

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