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

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Owen Jenkins & Bob Lehman 9/30/2015
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Bob Lehman on Oct 14, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: French Kiss variation to First Kiss (2)

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P1 - 5.10a crux above the 2nd bolt.
P2 - 5.10a crux above the 5th bolt.
More stout start to First Kiss and if your up for the grade, a good alternative to bypass slow parties on First Kiss. The route is new, so it needs to see some traffic/cleaning, otherwise, a fun climb on good rock.


French Kiss is roughly 60ft. to the North (climbers left) of First Kiss. This is next to the second tree to the left of First Kiss, with some large huecos, in an obvious water streak.
The first pitch anchors have rap-rings, but you will need a 70 meter rope to rap from here. Otherwise, complete the route to the second pitch anchors with First Kiss and make a double rope rappel, or complete First Kiss.


P1 - 9 bolts, P2 - 8 bolts
Ends at the anchors for the 2nd pitch of First Kiss.

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By Topher Dabrowski
Sep 19, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Quite enjoyable but I found pitch 2 easier than pitch 1. Regardless, we followed First Kiss for the next two pitches and then rapped to climbers left before First Kiss' last pitch.

We found a couple more sets of belay anchors along a left downward sloping ledge. The set furthest to the left was the line we climbed. New shiny bolts and about 5.9 for the next pitch which starts off low angle and then goes vertical for 3 more bolts, quite fun as well but not in the guide. We then traversed hard right and climbed the last pitch of Dreams That I Carry, definitely an adventurous pitch at the grade.
By N
Mar 12, 2017

The first pitch can be rappelled with a 60m rope straight to the ground, but it's pretty close with about 3 feet of extra rope on each tail after rope stretch.

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