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Magic X 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 190'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Greg and Stacey Hughes
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Submitted By: gph on Oct 23, 2014

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Mike Parker following the second pitch of Magic X.

Description 

Pitch 1 starts on a crack riddled slab below a large spruce tree that has the sign "X Wall" on it. Climb up to the tree and then move slightly left through a slab feature to a corner crack system. Climb the crack to a perfect belay ledge and bolt anchor. This pitch is surprisingly as good or better than the second. 120 feet
Pitch 2 eats gear and follows the left leaning hand/fist crack that straightens and narrows to fingers near the top. 90 feet
Nice clean granite with fantastic cracks make for some splendid climbing from top to bottom. A beautiful climb.

Protection 

Single rack to 3" maybe double up on 1 to 3 for pitch 2. Anchor is shared with Up Yours and Fifty Mission Cap. Use the Emerald City anchor on your second rappel to get back to your packs.


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