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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: First known ascent: Ian Harris, Drew Chojnowski, Marta Reece, 1/18/2016
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Submitted By: Marta Reece on Jan 20, 2017

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BETA PHOTO: Topo of the False Rib route (first ~5-10 feet and ...


Go up the widest of a series of parallel cracks in the left wall, make a right at the prickly pear, and continue up an easier terrain of a broad ridge line. Head to the left to get up a steep step. A balancy move and a traverse to the right along a crack will bring you back to the ridge, which continues as a series of bulges separated by just enough cracks for both protection and climbing purposes. The crux move, done again on the left side of the ridge, is to get to the top of the steeper section and exit onto a more slabby part above. Belay can be set up in a comfortable, nontechnical area at the top, just short of a tree and a sizeable gully cutting through the ridge at this point.


Approach takes about an hour and half from the car to the start of climb. Take the trail to Gertch, turn left at a large cairn, see details in the description of the area. Follow the trail to the first rocks then left into a wooded nook, which you exit to the right, then continue up and left to what appears to be the start of Long Rib. See photo.

To exit, we scrambled off to the left by first getting into and up the gully. We did this because our destination was more climbing higher on Long Rib. Going down the gully, however, appeared feasible and should lead to the start of the climb.


Standard rack.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ian leading up the start of the route. Photo Drew ...
BETA PHOTO: Ian leading up the start of the route. Photo Drew ...

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