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Five Fang Overhang 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c R [details]
FA: Carl Harrison, solo, 1980
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Submitted By: Eric Klammer on Jan 24, 2015

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Five Fang Overhang.

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  • Description 

    Just uphill of the Positively Fourth Street area and before the saddle lies this short, steep, juggy, and lichenous wall. Five Fang Overhang takes a direct line up the center of this wall using positive but fragile holds. Gear is available at 2/3rd's height, but don't expect anything for the crux. Traverse right to a tree with slings or downclimb.

    Location 

    Approximately 150' above the Positively Fourth Street area, this short wall will be on your right (looking West) just before the saddle.

    Protection 

    Finger-size cam and small nut for the horizontal, slings for the trees above. Glasses can be useful for keeping the lichen out of your eyes.


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