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Gray Wall 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 400', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Greg Collins, Hans Johnstone, Sue Miller 2006
Season: Summer, Fall or by ski
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Submitted By: Gee Double on Sep 11, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Gray Wall (Collins-Johnstone 2006)

Description 

Big, Steep Trad Wall, with bolted anchors and 2 of 7 sport pitches.
p1; nice 5.9 warm up slab with bolts, sport
p2; lead established sport pitch, 5.11b/c, fixed chain draw at crux.
p3; 2 bolts into trad corner with crux at the top 5.10a trad
p4; 5.10d trad into and exiting steep corner.
p5; 5.10b with bolts to start then easy trad. Cool stemming.
p6; 5.9 with bolts to ridge crest.
p7 5.5 trad ridge with short finish, fixed pin.

Location 

Middle of Gray Wall

Protection 

1.5 sets cams and 1 set stoppers and QD's


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By Max Bechdel
From: Jackson, WY
Aug 20, 2016
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Pitch 2 fell much harder than 11b, I thought it felt more like the difficulty of 11d/12a at black tail (albeit different styles). Maybe I need to do it a few more times. Great route!!!