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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Mike Roghaar on Apr 3, 2010

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Fun perfect hand crack on a slab. Crack peters out, route continues up the slab past 2 bolts to a chain anchor.


Fallow trail around the lower east side of Comp Wall past "Mantle Dynamics". Fallow the trail until you see the obvious splitter crack.


.75-#2 Camalot and 2 draws for the bolts. Chain anchor.

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By Trevor.
From: Boise, ID
Nov 29, 2012

Awesome splitter, if only it was twice as long! Good intro to crack climbing with bomber pro. May want to consider taping up, there were definitely a few sharp crystals in there. The crack absolutely eats up #2 C4s, and there are a few spots a #3 will fit. There are 2 bolts on the slab after the crack.
By BackAtItAgain
May 27, 2014

great route.. new leaders would probably want a couple of #2 camelots - else walk one up.. can get in a #1 and a #3 as well.. there are 3 bolts on the upper slab
By B-Mkll Mackall
From: Bozeman, MT
Nov 10, 2014

3 bolts up top, not 2
By Ball
From: Oakridge, OR
Jun 2, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I'm pretty sure I soloed this (up and down). Did not do the slab if that's the 7. I have no guidebook but I don't see any other low angle hand crack listed.
By Petsfed
From: Laramie, WY
Sep 17, 2015

No tape needed. I will say that I wish the upper slab either stopped at the 3rd bolt, where there's a good stance, or kept going. It stops almost precisely at the 100' mark, but not really in a logical location.

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