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Hang 12 

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

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Kevin Landolt on Sep 26, 2010

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The beautiful second pitch.


This is a fantastic two-pitch climb on the lower tier of Granite Sea.

P1: assault the short but burly offwidth (left of the poison ivy fest), cruise up an enjoyable left-angling fist/hand crack, and then commit to thin face moves above, which gains a good belay atop a block. There's a big flake/horn thing to sling here.

P2: continue up the left-leaning hand-crack till it fizzles out, bust some thought-provoking face moves to gain the horizontal crack above, and lieback left to gain an easier slab exit to the ledge and a comfortable tree-belay.


Hike to the Breakers, enjoy the 4th class traverse to Granite Sea, hike down to the end of Granite Sea, find the tree-sling anchor, make a single double-rope rappel to the ground, walk ten feet left until you spot the obvious offwidth. Or bushwhack there from the meadow....


Standard rack + a #5 C4.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Short/burly offwidth on the first pitch.
Short/burly offwidth on the first pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Are you itching yet?
Are you itching yet?
Rock Climbing Photo: A dehydrated Grant P. on Hang 12.
A dehydrated Grant P. on Hang 12.

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By Kevin Landolt
From: Fort Collins, Wyoming
Sep 26, 2010

The "5.9 Offwidth" is total sandbag - that thing is fucking hard! I pulled on a #5 C4 and still thought it was hard - but the rest of the route was sweet!!! Woo Hoo - so psyched!
By PWells
From: Fort Collins, Colorado
Feb 1, 2017
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Man, do I feel bad, made my partner walk past Wonga Wonga Wonga and Frightline for this 4 star route. The 5.9 offwidth is the crux for sure, friction moves up top are exciting but short. Maybe the post fire erosion has filled the cracks with dirt and plant life or maybe it's the lack of climbers willing to hike this far. Not the 4 star I was expecting but still a fun route if you're in the area. Not gonna promise the best climb of your life, but it's full of cheap thrills in the slab moves up top and burly start. Hope you enjoy RPs at your feet when casting off on 2m of unprotected slab. A 6 is nice for the OW but might clog your way, I know I wish I had it.

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