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Manifest Destiny 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 155'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Bruce Bright & Dennis Drayna '73
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Submitted By: John Gunnels on Oct 16, 2006

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If you like off-width, then this route is for you. The crack opens to fists, arcs left and joins "Black-Jones Direct". Bulge your biceps... 'cuz it's a grunt.


The ominous looking crack just left of the first pitch of Durrance.


Big... Big... oh yeah... did I mention Big?...

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By Trevor Bowman
From: Sheridan, WY
May 24, 2009

If you're just doing the first pitch, it really isn't an offwidth, but mostly cupped hands and fists. Bring several #3 camalots and a #4. Fun climbing, with some flaky rock typical of this zone on the Tower. You can rap/TR this pitch with a single 70m if you watch the ends and scramble up off the big belay ledge a bit (easy).
By Lucas Barth
From: Devils Tower, WY
Sep 21, 2016

Great route! Triples in 3s and 4s protects it well. A 4.5 is nice at the crux but not necessary. Few finger pieces at the bottom, save a .75 for the step left, and two 3s for afterwards. Anchor isn't the best, but if you're top roping- you can back up the anchor with a #4

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