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Flake-up Exam 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Marcy, Geir, Doso
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Marcy on Apr 17, 2010

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Start on the far left side of the wall beneath a bolt and obvious flake. Climb up past the bolt to reach the flake. Continue up the flake and the face above. Clip a 2nd bolt and move slightly right and up to the anchor.


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Gear to gold Camalot and stoppers; 2 bolts. Shares anchors with Advanced Geir/Pigtails & Powerdrills.

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By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 17, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This is a fun climb! Link up with the second pitch of Advanced Geir to top out on this neat summit.

While Marcy was figuring out the gear on this climb and I was belaying from the big ledge at the end of the pitch, a family of four ringtails curiously watched from about 20 feet away! They stayed for about 5 minutes before they moved along. Unfortunately Marcy's camera was down with her, so we missed some really good photos.
By Mark Mueller
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jan 21, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Another cool climb to do while in the area. I think that the bolts were unnecessary, however.
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 22, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Thanks Mark. We tried to keep the bolts to a minimum out there but sometimes wound up adding a bolt or two where we thought they might be needed. A couple of times we removed unnecessary bolts too.

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