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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: pete cogan on Aug 21, 2003

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Left Side heads up an obvious crack system -- refer to the picture on the web site. It starts on the left side of the rock, moves slightly right, and then heads up the center. Can't get lost.

I'd say this has a crux or two in the 5.8 range, while the rest is easier. The pro is excellent; the climbing is varied. It's also a good, long pitch.

With the new bolted anchors -- both visible from the road --you can easily rap with two ropes.


Standard rack up to #2 Camalot, stoppers. 1st 4 sizes of Tricams helpful. Bolted anchors.

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By pete cogan
Aug 21, 2003

The route is just to the right of a new bolted route. The bolted route, however, doesn't get close to the trad line.
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
May 12, 2009
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

An OK route with good gear, but so many ledges that you'd frequently be facing an ankle buster if you fell. Luckily, the moves are pretty moderate. There are some sections that might be significantly harder for short folks.

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