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First Impressions 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Jesse Zacher on Jul 20, 2006

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First Impressions is the left-arching flake/crack ...


Start to the right of a thin corner at the beginning of a left-arching, finger crack on a low angle face. Use finger crack and face. Once you get to the top, the right-facing corner can be top-roped for some good fun.


It is one of the last climbs on the far right side of the buttress.


Red Aliens to #1 Camalots.

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By Alex Garhart
Apr 13, 2008

A #2 Camalot helps when you reach the left-facing dihedral. Lower half of the route is sandy and soft in places.
By Kat A
From: Bart and Lisa Ville, CO
Mar 12, 2017

Green & yellow Alien sizes were useful on this pitch (midway up), along with a couple hand-sized pieces (near the top of the pitch).
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Mar 13, 2017
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Tune in to the sandy feet on slopers here before leading this one.
By C'est La Vie
Apr 25, 2017

Echo'ing Garhart's comment: You'll need at least one #2 for the top left-facing dihedral. You could fit even bigger gear in it if you really felt inclined, but it cinches down between the pods, and a #2 works great.

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