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Ivy Right 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on May 25, 2006

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An excellent beginner climb or first lead. This route follows the crack system straight to the top.
  • RCM&W #68, p.47.


This route lies to the right of Jasper's Dihedral and to the left of Old Stump.


Nuts and hexes. Bring cams if you trust them in quartzite. Standard top rope setup.

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Rock Climbing Photo: One of my first trad leads ever.
One of my first trad leads ever.
Rock Climbing Photo: A good shot of Ivy Right, this is likely the most ...
A good shot of Ivy Right, this is likely the most ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Top rope on Ivy Right
BETA PHOTO: Top rope on Ivy Right
Rock Climbing Photo: Half way up Ivy right
Half way up Ivy right
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeremy protecting the crux.
Jeremy protecting the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading Ivy Right.
Leading Ivy Right.

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By Tyson S Arp
Feb 16, 2007

Great beginner lead--lots of restful stances and lots of placement options. Don't forget your tricams--they fit jagged quartzite cracks extremely well.
By Tom Smart
Apr 20, 2008

I turned this into a 2-pitch route with 2 followers by setting up a gear anchor at the ledge half-way up. Kind of a lot of work for a 45-foot climb, but good practice.
By Brett McGraw
Jun 1, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13

This was my fifth trad lead and best route I've lead to date. Lots of placement options and a great ledge at the top to set up a belay anchor.
By Chris Williams
From: Saint Paul, MN USA
Jun 2, 2011

You can actually do multipitch on this one. I've done it a handful of times for training people. About halfway up is a ledge that works as a good belay stance that is large enough for two people. Good way to learn switching leads and tying in and all that.
By andyedwards
From: Jackson, WY
Jan 25, 2012

Started leading this one, and about 25' up, find that I'm staring at a snake a foot in front of my face. Not poisonous, but I don't really care for snakes.
By Jack Taylor
Aug 6, 2015

The center line here (between Ivy Right and Old Stump) is an fun extra route that can be done on the same TR as Ivy R and Old Stump. Go directly over the hump, then straight up the center of the face using the crack of Ivy as little as possible. Finish using the finger crack and sort-of flake in the center of the face. To me it felt like somewhere between a hard 5.8 and a 5.9.
By BryanE
From: Minneapolis, MN
Aug 31, 2015

Just lead (most of) this on Saturday August 29th, 2015. I felt like it took amazing gear. About 10 feet below the top where there are two cracks I saw an active hornets nest in the right crack that I didn't feel comfortable leading past (already got stung by hornets on my 2nd ever trad lead this year, didn't want to go through that again). We had a top rope set up on Jaspers dihedral so I tied into that rope while on the ledge and went on belay on top rope and off belay on lead and came back and cleaned the gear on rappel. Careful if you're leading this route.

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