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FMA (First Male Ascent) 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Andrew Riley (Bolted by Andrew and Katie)
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Andrew Riley on Jun 6, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: FMA is the far left route on Karaweik Wall and Num...

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A short route on the far left of the wall next to the Karaweik. Named for the inconsistent standards and assumptions that come with the term first female ascent. BETA: A slab leads to an overhang which leads to the crux. Fire straight up using a heel hook or head right for an easier variation.


Far left route at Karaweik Wall. #1 on the Karaweik Wall Left Topo Photo. Starts on the slab below the Karaweik, anchors are visible from the ground.


7 bolts and 2 ring anchors, stainless steel glue-in wave bolts installed on 6/4/16.

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By Katie Riley
Jun 11, 2016
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Two distinct boulder problems separated by a no-hands rest! Good holds where you need them for the bottom crux, top crux requires a little bit of thinking. Good times!

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