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Elm Tree Pinch 

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

Type:  Trad, TR
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Jon Marek on Aug 4, 2010

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face and OW on right side of south face.


TR or Big Gear

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By Jeff J.
From: Sioux Falls, SD
Apr 1, 2012

The line drawn in Farris's book shows this line starting in the dihedral and exiting right out onto the east face in the dark water streak. Two totally different climbs using none of the same holds. Crack on S face not mentioned in book. Both go about 5.7. Either way I suggest the name Overtly Covert for the "unnamed" route.
By Pete Hunt
Oct 26, 2014

I saw that too. The most current edition of Mike's guide shows the correct line: straight up the crack.

Also, when I climbed this route a few months ago I found quite a bit of loose rock, including a football sized block I removed with only a kick or two on rappel. I think I got most of the big stuff but there are probably still some smaller rocks. I recommend using caution and further cleaning on this climb.

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