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Hi Coroner! 

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

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Todd Swain, Pat Barlow and Ray Dobkin, 1984
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Submitted By: Michael G on May 21, 2012

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Simon in the steep section of p3


An interesting, sometimes runout and sometimes contrived route that climbs around High Corner!

P1: Climb the hand crack on the left wall of the High Corner's first pitch corner. After reaching the top (crux) climb easier rock to the right of the two chimneys. Make the suffocating moves up the chimney (old pin) and make a belay at the pine tree belay/rap station. 5.7, 60 ft.

P2: Diagonal right to the right-facing corner with a large diving-board block. Climb up the corner to the overhang, where you step left to pull over. Continue up face to the GT ledge at the base of the large right-facing corner. 5.7, 80 ft

P3: Here is where things get interesting. Climb the left wall of the corner to the top. You don't get any gear for 20 feet, but the climbing is easy. The section of wall that I climbed came very close to the corner on two occasions so much so that it seemed "on" in places. Either way, you will eventually hit a good horizontal where you can get good gear and start the overhanging climbing to the top. The gear is much better past this horizontal. 5.9, 60 ft


Same corner as High Corner!

Descend via the bolted Strictly rappels, to climber's left.


It's a bit awkward to place gear in the chimney (#3 BD cam), but the only real runout section was the start of the third pitch.

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By Dana Bartlett
From: CT
Nov 8, 2012

This is more difficult and considerably scarier if you decide the chimney on the third pitch is "off." That's how Todd climbed that section on the first ascent, but doing it that way seems pretty contrived.
By paulmadry
Aug 20, 2013

Yep. Don't touch the offwidth and you get PG-R. Dirty at the top but gear gets better. Not a beginner 5.9

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