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

   
Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 580', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Paul Ross Gene Vallee Andy Ross (Var Leads) 9th Oct 2012
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: USBRIT Ross on Oct 13, 2012

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Description 

Scramble up the gully left and below the second wave south of Two Fingers Canyon. When the face is reached continue left up to the top of the wave. The climb starts on the left side of the double wave. Overall the climbing is an easy mountaineering route but leads to a fine summit and great views.
P1) Boulder off the ground onto the slab. Easy slab to natural belay. 150' 5.4
P2) Continue up the ridge to above the drop off into the tree filled garden. 180' 5.4
P3) Down climb the easy ridge to the north to enter the garden. Walk back left to below a slab that leads to steeper vague twin cracks. Climb easy slab for 60' to the cracks Then past 4 bolts and a couple of cams to bolt belay below the brown wall. 180' 5.7
4) Climb the brown wall using slings for pro to a trad spike belay at its top. 70' 5.4

Descent:- Scramble down ridge to the north then keep right to access gullys that lead back to the garden below the steep wall of P3.
Just below and left of the easy walk down ridge (after P2) are double anchors which take you (100') into the large amphitheatre. Scramble right then down back to the start.

Location 

South of two Fingers Canyon,about 20 mins from parking ... See topo

Protection 

1" to 3" cams .60m rope


Photos of Every Picture Tells a Story Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: OH! Whats this ? Err just a 1950's trad belay ....
OH! Whats this ? Err just a 1950's trad belay ....
Rock Climbing Photo: Back at camp !!!
Back at camp !!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Heading down the ridge to the north towards the de...
Heading down the ridge to the north towards the de...
Rock Climbing Photo: On the summit
On the summit
Rock Climbing Photo: Andy following P4. See trucks at road end.. top ce...
Andy following P4. See trucks at road end.. top ce...
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul On P4 the Brown Wall
Paul On P4 the Brown Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Andy on Belay .Note trucks above right hand
Andy on Belay .Note trucks above right hand
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul starting P1
Paul starting P1
Rock Climbing Photo: Gene heading up P3
Gene heading up P3
Rock Climbing Photo: Moving down ridge from top of P2 to the garden
Moving down ridge from top of P2 to the garden
Rock Climbing Photo: Andy top of P2 ..mini arch
Andy top of P2 ..mini arch
Rock Climbing Photo: Gene on P2
Gene on P2
Rock Climbing Photo: Higher on P1
Higher on P1
Rock Climbing Photo: The 100' rap into the amphitheater
The 100' rap into the amphitheater
Rock Climbing Photo: Andy on P3
Andy on P3
Rock Climbing Photo: A) Every Picture Tells a Story.5.7 B)Milky Way 5.8...
BETA PHOTO: A) Every Picture Tells a Story.5.7 B)Milky Way 5.8...

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