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Helter Skelter 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Howard Doyle, Lotus Steele
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Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Nov 8, 2007

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Start by climbing the ROUX corner until you can traverse Left to reach the start of the thin crack. Climb the crack and make the reachy crux move to a good hold. Then follow the left trending finger crack to reach the top of Lichen or Leave it. Very thin face/crack climbing.


If you locate Lichen or Leave It, this thin crack is just to the right.


Small gear. BD micronuts work well at the crux, plus some small camming devices 1" or less.

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By A Terray
From: San Diego, CA
Mar 26, 2012

Climbing is super thin but didn't find the crux move reachy.
By Alex Hilshey
From: Hollidaysburg, PA
May 5, 2014

Exciting lead. Bring a #4 BD offset.
By frank minunni
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 11, 2017

And Howie did this with none of the gear recommended in the blurb. That guy was amazing.

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