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I'm Still Here 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Mark Sprague and Dmitriy Shirokov
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: M Sprague on Sep 21, 2010

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Gaining the flakes on pitch 2

Description 

Fun varied climbing on 2 pitches, with a great view. The first pitch starts about 25 feet right of a large yellowish brown , right facing corner with a roof. Step off the bent birch tree on to an easy slab and mantle up onto an angling rail to clip the first bolt (spot or stick clip) Continue up and left past 2 more bolts to a thin crux on a headwall (foot sequence) that gets you to the bottom right side of the "mattress" flake. Plug a cam under it and layback up the right side until you can plug another cam up under a small roof (sling), then reach left across the flake and escape up and left to a rail. Protect with gear, then step up and make a balancy clip that protects you moving off a cool pocket to a flake and more pockets. Belay at the 2 bolt anchor above the horizontal.

Head up and right (bolt) to gain a series of nice flakes that climb at moderate difficulty, but maintain their spicyness by their flexibility. Place your gear carefully and use runners to keep your rope from getting caught. Reach an overlap, clip a bolt and balance onto the slab by means of a razor sidepull. 2 more bolts protect the interesting slab moves to the anchor

Location 

Located near the left end of the Main Wall, the first route right of the orange right facing corner. 3 bolts lead up a slab and face to a mattress sized flake under a small roof. Follow the directions under the route Blurry Eyes to get to this part of the cliff,

Protection 

Pitch one: 4 bolts and gear up to #1 (red) Camalot. Use the #1 in a pocket just before the mid anchor.
Pitch 2: 4 bolts and small to mid cams. Use lots of shoulder length slings for the gear at the flakes. The marginal PG 13 is just to make note to be aware of possible expanding flakes when placing your gear on the second pitch.


Photos of I'm Still Here Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Me, leading the FA of first pitch of "I'm Sti...
Me, leading the FA of first pitch of "I'm Sti...
Rock Climbing Photo: Todd Shaffer placing gear on I'm Still Here. Owl's...
Todd Shaffer placing gear on I'm Still Here. Owl's...
Rock Climbing Photo: About to pull on ..err to the slab - climber: Todd...
About to pull on ..err to the slab - climber: Todd...
Rock Climbing Photo: pitch 2
pitch 2
Rock Climbing Photo: first pitch
first pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Magness at the first pitch crux of I'm Still...
Chris Magness at the first pitch crux of I'm Still...
Rock Climbing Photo: Nice view from the top of the 2nd pitch slab.
Nice view from the top of the 2nd pitch slab.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down at the belay atop the first pitch
Looking down at the belay atop the first pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: Cleaning the second pitch - the 5.8 flakes - photo...
Cleaning the second pitch - the 5.8 flakes - photo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Showing where you escape through the roof - photo ...
BETA PHOTO: Showing where you escape through the roof - photo ...

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