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Kamps Route NW Face 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Bob Kamps
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Submitted By: Steve Mestdagh on Aug 21, 2007

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The Poorperson's guide shows this as a 5.9 w/ a B1 start. I call it a solid 5.10 'cause that's what it is. Good climbing and not too scary for a non local. Crux is between the 1st and 2nd bolts. One might be able to slip in from the side and avoid the crux. The climb has 4 bolts. I put a #3 friend or 2 camalot between the 1st and 2nd bolt. Further above I used or could have used a green and yellow alien, purple 3 cam unit (a tad smaller than a red alien) and a #2 friend. Sorry if I'm too detailed. I carried a big rack. Next time I won't because I have the description here.


Middle of NW face.


4 bolts + select aliens/ friends to #3 (see above)
One rope rap from good bolts.

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By Brent Kertzman
From: Black Hills, SD
Feb 29, 2008

This route is a more direct version of a Brad Rognile & Dave Larsen route known as "Lichen Delight" which was 5.7 and is listed in Touch the Sky as "Liche or Piece Out". The route was climbed originally using only clean gear.

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