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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Dale Curran 2007
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Submitted By: Wilson On The Drums on Apr 5, 2013

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Description 

Helen Keller's slot climbs the right facing dihedral. It's a bit of an awkward climb, but I found it very enjoyable. Knowing how to hand jam as well as grovel up some off-width will come in handy. The crux will be either getting in and out of the overhanging off-width section or clipping and moving past the second bolt. Try to save your energy down low as it does not let up towards the top. The route protects very well with a standard rack and needs nothing larger than a #3 bd c4.

Protection 

Standard rack, doubles on 1,2,3, nuts, and 2 draws. Bolted anchors with rap chains. (doubles aren't necessary)


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By ShanJ2me
From: Rapid City, SD
Mar 3, 2014

This route is a little easier if you know how to Jam! :) a little of everything. Rest up at the first bolt then Knee jamb in the OW save some Purple .5's and some energy for after the second bolt! Its not that awkward its just not typical crystal pinching of the black hills. Blue Collar Climbing Baby!

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