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Hang a Right at Fourth Avenue 

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

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 220'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Bob Archbold, Mike Engle
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Submitted By: Bob Archbold on Aug 10, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Hang a Right at 4th Ave


Walk up the four - five gully as if you are going to Eyetooth. When you get with in view of Spire Four you will see a small roof about half way up on the south/southeast side. Climb a series of cracks and flakes to the small roof. At the roof climb out right to a hanging belay with chain anchors. Hence the name "Hang a Right at Fourth Avenue". From the anchor move to the right and catch the small seam that continues to grow into a larger crack as it goes up. Follow this to the top.


I use everthing from small brass nuts to a number 4 friend. In fact I usually take one of each friend and I take two number 4's Up high a person could use something bigger after the high bolt in the off width of the second pitch, but I never seem to. I've climbed this route several times.

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By Brian Sadowsky
From: salt lake city
Sep 13, 2008

I climbed this route several years ago and I think it is my favorite route in the Needles. Varied climbing on great rock---its got a bit of everything. The routes position is fantastic, and you view one the nicest climbing settings I have ever seen. Ask Bob how he drilled the lead bolt on the 2nd pitch!
By Keith Noback
Aug 1, 2009

Thanks for putting this route up. It's my all time favorite Needles route, though I still live in dread of the top of pitch 2.

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