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Looking For A Legacy 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Christian Burrell, Tristan Higbee
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Submitted By: Christian "crisco" Burrell on Sep 1, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: 10 Cambrian Grey 5.10c 12 Looking For A Legacy 5.9


The second pitch (or extension) to Cambrian Grey. The name came from the guys at MountainWorks. When we were discussing the possibility of the route, the guys mentioned something about it adding to the legacy of a historic route.

It always seemed strange that Cambrian Grey ended so suddenly in the middle of the slab. We peeked over the roof several times and thought, "wow, that looks like fun." The resulting route is a great addition to an already great route.

Look/feel for some small but positive crimps to get past the first overlap. Moderate slabs and small short challenges typify this line.

It is very possible to do the whole thing as one long pitch.


Second pitch of Cambrian Grey right side of the wall. Two single rope raps or one double.


NINE bolts and chains

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Rock Climbing Photo: Christian Burrell on the FA in early August 2005.
BETA PHOTO: Christian Burrell on the FA in early August 2005.

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By Eli Harry
Oct 19, 2011

I tried but could not get over the first ledge! maybe I was tired from climbing Cambrian Grey but this is not a 5.9 move. At least not the move I was trying to make!
By Tim Moore
May 14, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Great addition to the route especially with both overhangs. To get over both is not a .9 move. A 10b/c maybe. It gets easy after the second bolt probably down to a .7 to the chains. A 70 meter rope will not get you from the ground and back but it will get you back to the chains at the top of the first pitch. A little dirty as well needs some traffic to clean it up. Definitely worth it though especially with both overhangs. Very well bolted. The first over hang must have lost a hold because the rock looks newly broken and makes the move much more difficult. The second overhang is large and requires a hefty pull move but the holds are their. A worthy addition to the bottom crimpy route
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Oct 16, 2014

There at least used to be a nice flake for your right hand that made getting you foot high pretty easy. Very possible this flake broke off by now.
By Owen Witesman
From: Springville, UT
Sep 8, 2016
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

The initial small roof is by far the hardest move on these two pitches. I could see a couple of spots where there might once have been a key hold that has broken. If the rest is .10c, that's .10d or harder. Beyond that move it stays interesting for a couple of moves and then gets easy. The larger roof is just pure fun.

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