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YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a PG13

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 420'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a PG13 [details]
FA: Johanna Langer, Tillmann Mueller, Martin Kensy (Aug 2008)
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Submitted By: Alex Weber on Jul 8, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: Kusawa Stairs on right.


3 pitches with anchors equipped with one bolt.
Pitch 1: 5.9, 60m: slab climbing leads to a chimney. Some easy grassy stuff leads to another chimney finish.
Pitch 2: 5.11c, 45m: overhanging corner is the crux here, with a fist crack at its center. A corner crack leads to a second layback step. Another crack-corner and you're done.
Pitch 3: 5.10c, 40m: Climb right through a stack of granite "bread slices", following the best crack, which leads to a grassy dihedral.
Another 20m to the summit.


walk up the little creek, aiming at the highest tower. First and lowest peak to the right hosts Kusawa Stairs in its center


70m rope would be good, though nothing is longer than 60m.
Nuts, Cams from 0.3" to 4", doubles if you can.

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By Derek Cronmiller
Jul 17, 2016

I think the grades given here are off? Dont match a topo I have.
By Alex Weber
Jul 18, 2016

The topo that was provided to me, I was told, has grades in the Scandinavian format...

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