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Human Foot 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Andrew Cheung on May 25, 2006

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This photo probably best represents what the climb...


Slabby slabby slab-slab. Big jugs.


Obvious route up the right-side arete of Blackstone.


8 bolts, chains at top. Need 60 meter rope. Shares anchors with the 5.6 on the right face of the arete.

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By Mark Gibson
From: Seattle, WA
Mar 24, 2009

I believe there is a lower set of chains about 20 feet below the upper anchors. I super recommend lowering from the lower anchors, as the upper anchors involve mossy 5.6 slab climbing and makes for a rope-rubbing/abrasion test lower that really isn't worth it.
By Jacy Armbruster
Jul 3, 2010

The lower chains are for the 5.6 trad route on the right side of the Arete. Climb another 20 feet to get to the chains of Human Foot.
By Wyeth Larson
Jun 19, 2013

You can probably do the rappel with a 60 meter, but I'd recommend 70.
By Nick Drake
From: Newcastle, WA
Sep 20, 2015

The lower anchor for the 5.6 is rusting, I personally wouldn't TR or lower off of them. Setting up a TR off the upper anchor will result in a bit of rope drag. A 60m easily reaches the ground rapping off the upper anchor down the face to the left.
By Kameron Decker Harris
Aug 5, 2016

Echoing what Nick & Mark said, the lower anchor is better for rope drag but both bolts are loose. Hopefully the local replacement team can get to this soon.

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