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Great Impostor 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Marty McLaughlin, Howard Doyle, Jim Annex (1979
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Submitted By: K Baumgartner on Sep 16, 2012

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Route goes up diagonally to the right.


Start on a ledge about 6 feet up, climbing up a somewhat broken face. Climb the cracks up to a small tree/bush and then continue trending diagonally up and to the right. Step across and climb the arete on easy but runout climbing.


Between Sally's Peril and Pschoprophylaxis. Rap from the tree.


Standard Seneca rack. You can sew it up past the crux, but it's run out the last 20 feet or so on easy (5.5) climbing. PG rating overall.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Start of Great Impostor on a small ledge.
Start of Great Impostor on a small ledge.

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By P. Sully
Sep 16, 2013

a fun and interesting 5.9 with a slightly run out but easy finish

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