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YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c PG13 [details]
FA: Colin Moorhead, Will Dorling, Nick Watts
Season: whenever it isn't raining
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Submitted By: Tim Bonnell on Apr 15, 2016

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This is one of the best slab/face routes in the Bluffs. It takes a proud line right up the middle of the Crystal Wall and the 2nd pitch is pretty sustained at 10+/11-.

p1. 10c: The 1st pitch climbs the lower tier of rock, starting up a crack and then onto a slab past a couple of bolts. There is a decent runout to the anchors. This pitch an be avoided by scrambling around to the right

p2. 11a: This is the money pitch. Make a tough high-step move to get to the first bolt and then another difficult move pressing out left onto the slab. Run it out a little to a good ledge and clip the 2nd bolt. The crux of the route is probably the next 15 feet but the entire route keeps coming at you and doesn't relent until a cool mantle at the very top.


smack dab in the middle of Crystal Wall


8 draws, plus an optional .75 camalot

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By Colin Moorhead
May 10, 2016

FA - Colin Moorhead, Will Dorling, Nick Watts
By Tim Bonnell
May 12, 2016

Colin - sorry about that omission, I've updated the FA field

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