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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Chris Falkenstein, Don Reid, & Edd Kuropat
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Submitted By: M. Morley on Aug 17, 2007

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D Burd solos Highway star

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A short, but powerful route. Start on either side of the triangular flake (left side is easy but sparse pro) up to a finger crack. Work left and crank through a small roof (crux). Continue up splitter hand crack (have those gold camalots ready!), make a fun move right, and continue up to the top. Belay from tree.

Walk off left.

If not up for leading, it would be easy to rig a top-rope off a tree by scrambling up and left from the base of the route.

There is also a fun 10b variation that can be led or top-roped. From the base, climb the left side of the triangular flake, traversing left and then back right around a flake resembling the state of Texas. After working back to the right, join up with the main route. If top-roping, a directional is recommended to prevent a big swing from the left end of the "Texas flake".


See area description.


Single rack to 3" (blue Camalot), plus extras in the 2" (gold Camalot) range.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Highway Star
BETA PHOTO: Highway Star
Rock Climbing Photo: Making the transition to the upper hand crack
Making the transition to the upper hand crack
Rock Climbing Photo: D burd tops out on Highway Star
D burd tops out on Highway Star

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By jackkelly00
From: new hampshire
Apr 18, 2009

really great training for working forearm endurance.
By Tyler Williams
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jun 22, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

The 10b variation is much better, and highly recommended. good pumpy fun
By Mark P Thomas
From: Draper
Mar 5, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

10b variation looks to be a lead you'd want to do with double ropes to avoid terrible rope drag while still protecting the leader from a dangerous fall at the crux.

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