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High Plains Drifter 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Chris Miller and Lisa Guindon, 7/99
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 1, 2006

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Description 

Begin at a smooth slab and climb past two bolts into a right-slanting, thin crack system. When the crack dies out, easy face moves on large, positive holds gain the security of a chain anchor.

Enjoyable climbing with a nice blend of face and crack climbing on this one.

Location 

Just left of Bird of Prey below a right-leaning crack system.

Protection 

2 bolts, gear to 1.5", chain anchors


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By Joseph Stover
From: Batesville, AR
Jul 9, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The slab is pretty tough, and the first couple of moves in the crack are stout, and the rock is a bit gritty, maybe 5.9, but felt hard for me, however I'm not a great crack climber. And I might have stuffed the best holds full of gear. It's basically 1-2 hard moves to get established next to the crack, then its moderate face climbing from there.
By Rion Commerford
From: Forest Falls, CA
Nov 3, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Didn't have gear, so we set up TR. Great crack climb for this grade.

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