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Hail Betty 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Mike Nona 2002
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Jun 15, 2003

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Hail Betty is a fun, clean new route to the right of Existential Angst. This is the right most bolted line on the Northwest face of Veiny. The start is the crux which climbs a small overhang on good holds to the first bolt. Climb through the 5 bolts to the rap anchors. After the second bolt, the route moves to the right to climb the fun arete.

The upper part of the route is the right arete in the photo.


5 bolts, fixed anchors at the top

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By Brent Kertzman
From: Black Hills, SD
Mar 2, 2008
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

There is no way the start of this route is just 5.9. Very inconsistent rating compared to the routes nearby. If the moves past the first bolt were higher up on the route the rating would be closer to 5.10+. One letter grade easier than Existential Angst.
By Tater Tot
From: Custer, SD
Jun 1, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I agree with you Brent. The first couple of moves of this route are definitely harder than 5.9 Has anyone tried the recommended sit start? That looked like a ton of fun but I didn't try it.

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