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Left Hand of Darkness - E. Face
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Left Route 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a R [details]
FA: Chick Holtkamp and John Lakey, Feb. 1978
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jul 21, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: "Left Route". Photo by Blitzo.


a poor, runout crack and face route


Per the name, this crack climb is on the left side of the section of rock that’s set back from the road.


standard rack, but you won't be able to place much gear

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By Brandt Allen
From: Joshua Tree, Cal
Mar 15, 2007

The pro may not be so great, but I thought this was a very good climb.
By The Gray Tradster
Sep 29, 2007
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b R

No way is this one a bomb!

The pro really sucks though, but it is one of the better A/B TRs around.
By Adam Kimmerly
Nov 2, 2008

A really fun line that would be a bit of a sketchy lead. Worth TR-ing if your in the area and in the mood. Steep, juggy, and really fun. Jump on the Right Crack .11c TR variation (straight up the seam/crack) too... fun stuff.
By Richard Shore
Nov 20, 2011
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Definetely not a bomb. Not sure this route warrants an "R" rating, either. If you come armed with a rack of tiny cams and RP's (and the skills to place them), gear can be found nearly every bodylength on this line.
By Russ Walling
Apr 14, 2014

Pretty good route. Bring a bunch of cams and loooooong extendo runner for the TR.

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