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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: kclark on Sep 6, 2010

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Left of beginners crack. Fun moves, solid 5.8.


Climb the face to the left of Beginners crack.


Top rope. Use same anchors as Beginners Crack

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By Floyd Hayes
Sep 28, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Maybe a hold or two has broken off. I've top-roped it a few times in recent years and it's much harder than 5.8!
By Brian Snider
From: NorCal
Nov 5, 2011

Maybe 5.8+ if your blind.
By Brian Snider
From: NorCal
Apr 10, 2012

Not sure what I was thinking, climbed this the other day and it did seem to have a 5.10 move towards the top.
By Dan Gonzales
Jun 14, 2012

I still give this one a 5.8, but Brian and I often disagree on how easy a route is.
By Aaron Leong
From: Hayward CA
Jul 4, 2016
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

UPDATE: 4 years after the last post - I think much of the holds from mid-point up have worn away (this is sandstone, after all) a bit making the send more like a 5.10a/b. The "a" rating would be located slightly above the halfway point, to the left of the crack, while "b" would be the smooth surface (like the Moss Face) at last 7-8 ft before the bolts.
By Nicole BI
From: Oakland, CA
Jul 8, 2016

It's not sandstone, it's a volcanic rock called rhyolite. Here's more than you ever wanted to know about it: