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Hern, Frank Thing 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b X

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b X [details]
FA: Mark Hendon, Jon Frank
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Submitted By: Craig Childre on Dec 15, 2006

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Description 

No gear for the first 30 feet till you hit the upper crack. The crux is the first couple of move just off the deck. A good TR for the area.

Location 

Face just right of Yee Haw. Hike off or rap from the trees.

Protection 

Gear to #3, no anchor.


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By jcomp
From: OKC, OK
Jun 2, 2007
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b X

After you pull out of bouldering range on this route it really mellows out. Depending on you comfort level climbing low angles, it goes from 5.6-8 slab up to a crack system. It makes a very straight forward X route...pretty much just as easy to free solo the thing. You could probably pad the base if you are worried about a bad landing on the boulder start. Really nice and challenging moves to start and then a mellow finish to relax and enjoy.
By Andrew Tower
From: Golden, CO
Dec 13, 2008
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b X

Another fun variation that is a little different from in the book is to keep climbing up the face after you hit the diagonal crack. Instead of finishing out in the crack to the top, plug a few pieces and head back out on the face for another 15 or so feet of climbing adds a nice little ending I think and it doesn't make it any harder.
By Herndon
Jan 17, 2016

I have no recollection of putting up this route, but Jon wrote the guidebook, so apparently I did it. My guess is that Jon and I were bouldering at the start and then went up the slab above, which is easy. I'm pretty sure that we both soloed it.

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