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Girdle Traverse 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c X

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c X [details]
FA: Lee Fischer, Tom Seibert, Ellen Seibert - 1970
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Submitted By: Chris Chaney on Oct 3, 2006

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Nice heady scramble with serious risk involved. This is the easiest technical route to the summit of Haystack, but not the safest. From the saddle traverse the ledge left around the rock to the SW corner (very exposed and very high). HEad up the slabby face to the summit. Alternately, continue around the rock, completing the girdle with a top rope.


Scramble down from the ridge to a saddle between the main ridge and Haystack proper. This route traverses the rock slightly higher in elevation than the saddle. You can reverse the route if you top out, or rappel from the bollard.



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