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Hesitation Blues 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Alan Watts & Kent Benesch, August 1980
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on Mar 10, 2006

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This was a sketchy little thing before the addition of two bolts a while back. Just across the small alcove from Double Trouble sits this face/finger crack.
Climb straight up past two bolts to a move right around a small bulge.
Up the crack to a ledge with an anchor.
Watch out for loose block below the ledge.


small alcove as Double Trouble


nuts and cams to 1.5"

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By mark d
Mar 11, 2006

great climb
By David Tvedt
Apr 11, 2006

I led this route back around 1993 and then it had one pin and no bolts. I remember it having groundfall potential when I was a ways up and there was only one pin and marginal gear below me. I understand it originally had two pins and whoever added the two bolts apparently only replaced these original pins sites with bolts. A good route, and I haven't been on it again. I need to get back on it!
By bryans
Jun 19, 2006

takes great pro, just don't take too long to place it.
By ferrells
Dec 10, 2009

Apart from the bolts, I think this has a similar feel to a lot of Minnesota trad routes - you only need to place a few pieces and do a few moves to get to the top, so it shows its difficulty without delay.

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