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Helical Tusk 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 46'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Allison Fritz, Jason Halladay
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Sep 11, 2015

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Out of the steep section and searching for the hid...

Description 

Cool pockets off the ground pull through a lower angle bit of rock to the base of a tiny right-facing dihedral and black streak. Crank pockets and pinches up the dihedral and arete of the dihedral through the steep crux. Pop out out of the dihedral, find the hidden pockets and dive up to the anchor.

Location 

Just a few paces right of Blackballed

Protection 

6 bolts to a two bolt anchor with lowering biners.


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By aha
Sep 30, 2015
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Felt like a 10. Sweet climb, but unless you work out those hidden holds (which I never found) route is pumpy and worth a 10 grade
By Finn Foster
Oct 12, 2015

On the Gnar Wall, this route has the most flow and is great for new leaders trying to push themselves a little. I recommend this route for sure. My favorite route on the Gnar Wall for sure.
By Swithich
May 30, 2016
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

The route is sustained 5.9 the whole way. Do not expect a rest in the upper section. Probably goes as a whole as a 5.9+.
By Andrew B. Ellis
Jun 12, 2017

This is a great 5.9 lead. Pumpy, but well protected - With generally clean falls, this would be a perfect starting point for someone looking to push into the 9s.
By Rika J.
From: Albuquerque, NM
4 days ago
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This is kind of a hard onsight, because finding the good holds is tricky unless you know where they are. However, I didn't feel like there were any moves harder than 5.9 on the route.

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