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Hard Drivin' 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: John Ficker, Jim Waugh, 1981
Season: Fall through Spring
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Submitted By: Dustin Wildermuth on Mar 14, 2006

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    Pitch 1: One of the best pitches on the thumb! Edge up the pointed boulder for 30' to the top of it with no pro. Don't blow it. Reach across the gap and clip your first bolt. Face climb up and left past 3 bolts to a ledge with a 2 bolt anchor. This first pitch is 5.10b and classic by itself.
    Pitch 2: Start on the right side of the ledge. Climb over horizontal overlaps to a bolt. Hard face moves above lead to a horizontal crack. Follow it up and right onto the summit.


    Located on the East face starting on a large pointed boulder. Can't miss it.


    Quickdraws, Stoppers, and small to medium cams.
    Bring a 1.5 friend to place between the 1st and 2nd bolt.

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    By manuel rangel
    From: Tempe, Arizona
    Dec 31, 2015

    Four bolts replaced with modern hardware thanks to American Safe Climbing Association.
    Rock Climbing Photo: All Leeper bolts with self drives.
    All Leeper bolts with self drives.
    By JJ Schlick
    From: Flagstaff, AZ
    Jan 1, 2016

    Do you guys hold on to the old hangers?
    By manuel rangel
    From: Tempe, Arizona
    Jan 1, 2016

    I have provided the Karabin Museum with the hardware I remove.
    By pseudalpine
    Jan 3, 2016
    rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

    Thx Manny et al. We could still see the fresh drill dust New Year's day.

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