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Flake Route 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  TR, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Ladd on Apr 18, 2007

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lila up top chris on belay

Description 

Great route at the grade.
Beginning will be harder than 5.5 (more like 5.9) for children and very short climbers.
the rest of the route is very enjoyable and follows the flake system to its end and then ascends easy slab to anchor

Location 

flake system on far west of cliff face

Protection 

toprope
Trad lead for the very brave/crazy/bored


Photos of Flake Route Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: steve climbing... ben on belay...
steve climbing... ben on belay...
Rock Climbing Photo: lila on the flake's start (crux)
lila on the flake's start (crux)
Rock Climbing Photo: Jim being  brave/crazy/bored
Jim being brave/crazy/bored
Rock Climbing Photo: Nice pro
Nice pro
Rock Climbing Photo: Old 1/4 inch bolt on this route good for slinging....
Old 1/4 inch bolt on this route good for slinging....
Rock Climbing Photo: The Flake Route...
BETA PHOTO: The Flake Route...

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By Eli Buzzell
From: Lives in a 4runner
Oct 5, 2015

This thing takes tricams really well, I hope this hollow feature holds onto the wall for a while longer!
By Todd Soto
May 20, 2016

If you are a 5.5 leader this is comfortable. This climb feels 5.3-5.4 but the lack of solid pro is spicy. There are 2 solid placements for small cams, I used tcu's, the bolt will also hold a smaller nut if you push nut down to create a small loop then push back up to tighten it down.