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Fern Roof 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Scott Ayers & Mark Colby (1993)
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Submitted By: WSnyder on Feb 7, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Fern Roof.

Closed to climbing March 15 - June 30 MORE INFO >>>


Slab to a roof move then knobs to the finish.


Bolts, Chain anchors.

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By Scott Tucker
From: Tucson, AZ
Aug 19, 2007
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

This climb is way taller than 50 ft. More like 90 ft. It uses up most of a 60-meter rope by the time you lower off. Very fun.
By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Oct 12, 2013
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

You need extension about the length of two long draws on each of the first two bolts to not get rope drag higher up.
By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 11, 2015
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

A wonderfully diverse 75ft line that rarely gets climbed. Slab climb to a perplexing roof. Decipher the starting move and pull jugs to overcome the overhang. An attentive belayer is likely helpful between the first two bolts. Continue into a sea of less-than-vertical knobs that offer a plethora of options, which is both a blessing and a curse. The climbing past the roof is on classic summit crag granite and is a hoot.

10 bolts to chain anchors; no need to walk off; shade starting at 3pm in July.

[Admin note: Updated the length to 75ft.]
By 1Eric Rhicard
Aug 10, 2015

A fun 78 ft. route.

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