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Ezy Rider 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Rick Fritz, Dana Hollister, Herb North Jr., 1976
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Submitted By: roman d on Dec 6, 2009

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TR'ing Ezy rider

Description 

From the notch, climb right leaning flared crack past creaky flakes then up hand crack to the top. Much much easier if you stem to the back wall.

Descend from 2 eyebolts back to notch, or jump across to east summit

Location 

Approach using any of the climbs that get you to the notch between the E and W summits. Ezy Rider is on the E face of the W summit, just left of Spiral Staircase

Protection 

standard rack to 2"


Photos of Ezy Rider Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Jump across from W to E summit of Pinnacle Peak
Jump across from W to E summit of Pinnacle Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: View of Ezy Rider from the notch
BETA PHOTO: View of Ezy Rider from the notch

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By Daniel Joder
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 13, 2015

Ah, the old days. Climbed with all three of those first ascent guys back then. Didn't this used to be called "Spread 'em With Style"? If so, I do remember a very, very wide stem that made the final moves much easier--but you needed to have long legs and some descent flexibility.
By Anthony Miklas
From: Phoenix , Arizona
Feb 2, 2016

TR'd this route. Fairly easy if you use the bad side of the other summit to smear. Thin finger crack to solid hand crack
By Phil Sakievich
Feb 21, 2016

1) If you don't use the back wall (Karabin guide) then this thing is really sandbagged.
2) If you use the back wall you can chimney the whole way up.

IMHO PG-13 rating on lead. If you fall you're going to smack into the back wall because it is so close. On the plus side, the back wall makes it super easy to work the moves, and it is very TRable.

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