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Lefty Crack 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Kate Mittendorf on Nov 14, 2013

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Description 

Fun and safe little 5.7 crack that is good for the new trad leader. Very safe stances, although the gear can be a little tricky. From lovely arete, go around to the left and ascend the obvious left-leaning crack at about a 45 degree angle. It's jug hauling near a crack feature; no jamming required.

Protection 

Small to large cams, tricams placements can be found. Can set up a TR anchor with several large size cams in the horizontal crack up top, or can walk all the way up to the trees. Better to have a follower, though, to clean your gear. Follower can top out and rap down off of any of the bolted anchors for Hidden Treasure, Lovely Arete, or Velvet Green.


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