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Gendarme Direct 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 25'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Gordon Graham - 1974
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Submitted By: Brian Malone on Oct 13, 2014

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Description 

Climb no linger exists, it was a beautiful climb up the west face of the Gendarme.
Start same as The Gendarme (see more info).
Climb the poorly protected West Face of the Gendarme via a flake.
Was crazy in windy conditions..

Location 

Was at center of Gunsight Notch. Now at bottom of ravene.

Protection 

Some fixed bolts with huge gaps..


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By Brian Malone
From: Olney, Maryland
Oct 13, 2014

What a great feeling it was. Standing on top of a pinnacle in the middle of the gunsight notch. It was so exposed, it was really incredibly scary.

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