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No Is Hard To Say 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 115'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Jim Ghiselli & Rick Thompson
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Submitted By: David Tvedt on Apr 3, 2006

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Fun moves, mostly big holds and not much jamming needed on the highly featured rock.


The Crack House, on west side of the north corner of Castle Rock. "No Is Hard to Say" is one of the most obvious lines at The Crack House, and is at the center of the wall at it's highest point.


Gear to 2 1/2". Bolt anchors to right.

2 ropes recommended for the rappel. It is possible to get down with a single 70 meter rope - just barely. Use caution, tie knots in the ends of your rope. Not possible with a single 60 meter rope.

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By Rick Thompson
From: Mount Nebbiolo, CO
Jun 1, 2014

The correct name for this route is "No Is Hard To Say" first done in June, 1999 by Kevin Vowles, Jim Ghiselli & Rick Thompson. We rated it 5.8- ***.
By dave bingham
Apr 15, 2015

Thanks for the clarification Rick. I think I got those names from Brad's notes several years ago.

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