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Little Dripper 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 125'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Vernon Phinney, Bob Archbold 1987
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Submitted By: Rich F. on Jul 7, 2013

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Upper slanting crack for Little Dripper

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Description 

Climb an easy right slanting crack (alternate start for Weird Water) past 1 bolt, then go straight up a thin vertical crack (small cam or nut) for ten feet to a crux bulge protected by a well-placed bolt. Climb over the bulge and follow another right angling crack for another ten feet, then follow 3 or 4 more well placed bolts to the chain anchors at the top.

Location 

30 feet left of Weird Water. The Little Dripper right-slanting bolted crack start is often used as an alternate start for Weird Water.

Protection 

5 or 6 bolts, a few small cams for the cracks, and chain anchors at the top. Descent: Rappel 125 ft on one 70M rope -- probably requires two ropes if using 60M or shorter rope.


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By Wilson On The Drums
From: Woodbury, MN
Jul 12, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

awesome route, similar to weird water with a little more variation (cracks), more difficulty, and a bit more spicy. i don't think it quite warrants a pg-13 but it was at the edge of my comfort zone for sure. the route is very sustained so be ready for what it's about to throw at you. get on it!

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