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Fresno Flats 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 4 pitches, 400', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: C Brooks on Aug 16, 2016

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Description 

Bolted slab to the right of Guides in a Snowbank. Originally a R/X route that was rebolted in the mid 1990s. Hardest move is right off the deck. The rest is 5.easy

3 pitches of mellow slab bring you to a headwall and a big ledge. Here you have several options to finish:

1) Exit to the right (4th class) belay from the top
2) Follow the arching crack up the headwall, clipping 2 bolts (5.8)
3) Move over to the anchor on Guides in a Snowbank. Climb the steep bolted headwall (5.9/5.10-)
4) Move even further over on the ledge, and climb the unnamed 5.8/5.9 OW crack to the summit.

Location 

When heading down the approach trail, you will come across a giant dihedral crack system with a slab beside it. The obvious crack is Watership down, the first bolted line to the right is Guides in a Snowbank, the next one is Fresno Flats.

Protection 

6-8 Quick draws. Optional gear depending on choice of finish. I find its always handy to carry a single set of cams when climbing at Fresno Dome.


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