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How Low Can You Go? 

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

Type:  Sport, TR
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Alan Watts, JoAnn Miller-Watts 1991
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Submitted By: SamBP on Jul 24, 2009

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Thin start, lots of classic Smith nubbins. Crux around 3rd bolt, turns very low-angle after 4th bolt.

Please rig a proper TR anchor and only use the rings to rappel.


faces East, around the corner of the block from Rope-de-dope Crack. Also just left of Shamu (5.9)


5 bolts to 2-bolt anchor w/ rings

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By Ebb Ebbing
From: Vancouver, WA
Jun 13, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Now rated 5.7 in the 2010 edition of Watts' Smith Rock book.
By vanishing spy
Apr 21, 2014

The rings are getting thin, people are likely top roping directly through the rings. While they are still (probably) ok for rappelling they wont be for much longer.
By Jcweinsx Weinstein
From: Beaverton, Oregon
Jun 19, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Start was committing then cruiser after bolt #2.
By pdxfixed
Oct 3, 2016

As of 10/2/16, the chain links are about as low as they can go before exploding. Those poor things have been top roped through more times than anything I've ever seen.
By Laralyn Mowers
From: Astoria, NY
Jul 12, 2017

Another great warm-up route.

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