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Face Value 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b PG13 [details]
FA: FTR: Joel and Dan? FL: Eggert?
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Submitted By: Chris treggE on Sep 6, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: Climb basically straight up from Matt. If Matt is...

Description 

Starts with a desperate crimpy boulder problem to a horizontal around 16+ feet off the ground. From here, go more or less straight up the face with heroic moves on jugs and edges. We did not use the right arete.

Location 

Climb the face between the "Sick Vulture" and "Little Bird" aretes.

Protection 

TR or decent pro in the horizontals.


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Rock Climbing Photo: The first opportunity for protection, after the cr...
The first opportunity for protection, after the cr...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dan climbing this face, summer 2015
Dan climbing this face, summer 2015

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By Chris treggE
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Sep 6, 2016

Lead this yesterday as part of my 45th Bday challenge weekend. A frightening hard start into very enjoyable climbing. Surprised it wasn't listed on MP or a guidebook already as a face climb -- the "variation" of Sick Vulture that allows use of the arete notwithstanding.
By Doug Hemken
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Sep 6, 2016

I remember trying this about a year ago - I think my companion got it after a few tries. Seemed 11-ish to me!

We did not even think about leading it! Way to go!
By Joel Allen
From: La Crosse, WI
Sep 6, 2016
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13

Nice lead indeed! Quite hard and delicate moves and looked like no gear in off the deck. Very fun moves though!
By EB
From: Winona
Sep 6, 2016

45 routes?
By Chris treggE
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Sep 7, 2016

Didn't even get close Eric! But it was a lot of fun regardless to try.

Doug, I think it could be 11- too, but the sequence is fairly short then it eases off to a jug haul. Neither Matt or I did it first try, however it was pretty warm the day we were there.
By Joel Allen
From: La Crosse, WI
Sep 7, 2016
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13

I'll agree with 10+! Someone else go climb it and tell us what you think, chances are I'll never make it back to Birdfoot!
By Michael Sullivan
Administrator
From: Seattle, WA
Nov 7, 2016

Led this with Brian Seegers back in late October. I really enjoyed it. At this stage in my climbing this was a really nice little test of head-skills during pretty thin climbing. Done as head point, I found the first horizontal to be pretty darn flaring and ended up building a nest of some of my smallest mastercams before moving on to the next break. Did my best to stay true to the face using a pretty shitty left-hand-three-finger-half-pad(?) crimp at one point but found myself forced into one right-hand side-pull and one right heel-hook on the arete before attaining the gear-placement stance on little feet. Thanks for alerting the community to this one Chris!

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