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Hammer Time 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 190', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Bryan Pletta, Mick Schein, Mark Thomas, 2001
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Submitted By: Alam on Aug 7, 2011

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An excellent face climb on the east face of the anvil. I think this may be one of the best 5.10 faces in the Sandias. The top is marked by a double bolted anchor. This is the east most set of bolts (now 3 in this immediate area), and involves a rappel (full double rope rappel) to the bottom of the canyon. On our 60 M double ropes, there was not much rope left - would be hard on 50M ropes.


East face of Anvil. Gets early morning sun, full sun during the day during the summer.


7-8 bolts and a mixture of small to medium size gear. More gear placements as you near mid wayand above.

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