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Higher Than I 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 130'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R [details]
FA: Dave Ainsley and John Meyers (1977)
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Submitted By: Tim Schafstall on May 16, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Cramped Thumb Face. Higher than I follows the obv...

Description 

Dirty and uninspiring, even by Stover Standards.
P1 - Climb the cracks to a dirty ledge. Walk left about 25 feet to a belay tree at the right edge of the Cramped Thumb face.

P2 - Climb the left-facing corner directly behind the tree to the ceiling. Clear the ceiling (old piton above) and continue up the grungy face to the top.

Location 

At prominent vertical cracks (one very wide) on the right side of the Cramped Thumb face and just off the trail.

Protection 

Standard Rack. PG13/R.


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By Larry S
From: Easton, Pennsylvania
Nov 23, 2010

The middle of this route is pretty good. The rest of it is probably a safari (ie - overgrown). My buddy and I cleaned it up about 2 or 3 years ago and led it up to the ledge about 30' from the top. The rock from there up is pretty rotten looking, so we rapped.