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Keyhole direct direct 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, TR, 40', Grade V
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Jim H on May 28, 2009

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Up the left side of the keyhole face staying to the left as you climb.


Set your top-rope to the left of the small summit prow.

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By Josh Cox
From: Andover, MN
Mar 22, 2010

A.K.A Cobra
By Wilson On The Drums
From: Woodbury, MN
Sep 29, 2015
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Does anyone know what this line goes at if you use the arete for a single move (maybe two) to bypass the crux face move? Maybe low/mid 5.10?
By Andrew Southworth
Nov 29, 2015

Interesting question. I spent a decent amount of time on this climb a couple years ago. From what I remember I would say it's about 5.9+ up to the decent rest right before the crux sequence. Once you get through the crux to the next good hand it's pretty smooth sailing at 9ish as well so I would say it depends where you come back on the face. The crux is pretty short (one or two moves on the arete likely bypasses the two or three really bad holds) so depending on how hard that move to the arete and back is I'd say it would be around 9+/10a. I'll have to give it a shot next time I'm in the area.

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