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Living Postmortems 

YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c [details]
FA: Nate Postma, 1991
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on May 24, 2006

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Mama B on lead


A fairly dirty/sandy climb. Basically just follow the large left leaning crack. Start in the corner and stem your way to a large inclined ledge. Continue acress the ledge without pro (a hex adds some extra security here). Continue up as the climb becomes vertical again, clipping a somewhat blind bolt around left of the crack and eventually reaching the top.
  • RCM&W #113, p.137.


About 20 yards past Two Tone Zephyr there is a large left facing crack. Start in a dihedral at the base of this crack.


4 bolts, maybe a hex or two for added security (not required). Please use your own equipment when top roping.

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By Landstrykar
Oct 27, 2011

I climbed this recently without the recommended backup pro. It is by no means the most dangerous runout 5.8 at Red Wing, but probably the least worth it.
By kamrujj
Aug 5, 2013

Has anyone been up this route lately? Last time I was up it, one of the bolts at the anchor looked a little iffy to me.
By Nate Flink
From: Minneapolis, MN
Nov 15, 2013

One of the anchor chains is a little manky
By Rael Rodning
Jul 27, 2015
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13

Second bolt has been supplemented. The old second bolt is still there but a brand spanking new one was set this summer.

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