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Its Hissing At Me 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Ben Sebald
Season: Summer
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Submitted By: Ben Sebald on Jan 5, 2013

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At a rest just before the crux traverse just after...

Description 

This is the easiest line up the south side of the same formation as The Corner and The Yellow Turtle. It starts on easy 5.7 to 5.8 with great gear. Jams crimps jugs everything is there. Then once you are about 80 feet up you must traverse over to the left. This traverse has a great exposed feel. It is pure balance definably a mental crux when leading as there is not any way to place gear on the traverse (the moves probably aren't even 5.9 worthy but that's what the metal effects deserve). The ground drops down the hill making you feel way higher up than you've climbed. Then proceed to work up two finger cracks till you reach some under-clings right near the top. Traverse right finishing with a big reach to a jug.

Location 

It is to south of the corner, and is just at the beginning of where the south side get considerably larger due to the hill's slant and the actual top rising higher.

Protection 

Its great gear all the way up to the top. We did it with nuts and hexes.


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