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Maiden Voyage 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a PG13 [details]
FA: David Rubine and Rich McDonald, 1988
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Submitted By: Justin Slagle on Sep 11, 2012

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This route is to the left of Carola's Hip and starts with some thin face moves up to the first bolt about 15 feet up. The next bolt is 20 feet up above the roof and you have to get over the small roof (more of a high step onto a head wall than pulling a roof move). There is an overhanging flake to put a #3 or #4 behind so the runout isn't that bad. Once you get to the second bolt and clip you start moving out to the right on the arete/hip. The 3rd and 4th bolt are run out as well. You finish with 25 feet of run out to the top where there is a thin seam you can get a nut in to feel a little more secure.


4 bolts (3/8"), there's places for cams and nuts too. I think you need to have a 60m rope if you're going to TR after the lead, not sure if a 50m would make it.

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By verticalbound
Apr 3, 2013

Great climb takes gear to protect anything you feel is dicey or run out, easy moves and fun.worth doing definitely
By plantmandan
From: Brighton, CO
Oct 18, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

Very nice route. It would be a committing lead. The mini roof and arete finish are fun. You can lead Carola's Hip and easily set a TR for this route. There is a bolted anchor above it.
By Dan Evans
From: Phoenix, AZ
Dec 6, 2015

TR'd this. Moves to the first bolt are 5.9. The roof probably goes at 5.7/5.8 followed by pretty cruiser 5.7 face climbing on the arete. The crux, a small section of delicate slabby face moves, 3/4 the way up on the arete protected by bolts. Pull this sequence and the climb is over. Be solid at the grade if you are going to lead it as the moves getting to the first bolt could be heady for anyone pushing the grade. Everything after that is easily protected. Fun climb.

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