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Ish-ke-bah 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Roger Chayer, Mark Bourdon Apr97
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Submitted By: Mike Teschke on Jun 26, 2008

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Description 

The guidebook states that this is voted the steepest and most fun per move climb at Skaha. I sure wish I had read the guidebook before jumping on this climb :) Feels like one big boulder problem. It is acrobatic, sustained, and fully earns it's rating. I haven't given any stars to this since I had to cheat on two moves, but it was fun enough that I'll work on it again the next time in the area.

Location 

The western most sport climb on the wave. You will see this one first if you are approaching from Another Buttress. It is a steep cave-like bay. Watch out for poison ivy around the base... well I guess that goes for all climbing at Skaha.

Protection 

Bolted, bring some long draws. Fixed chain anchors.


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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 25, 2014
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Kind of contrived with a crappy finish. The anchors should be 4 feet left of where they are. Not a fan.