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Maxine's Wall 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 500', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Les Wilson and Al Macdonald 3/62, FFA Pete Livesey and Andreas Maurer 1973
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Submitted By: Bruce Hildenbrand on Feb 27, 2014

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Description 

Most people only do the well-protected first pitch (5.10a). The actual crux is midway on the third pitch.

Location 

This route starts about 20 feet right of Serenity Crack. The entire route ends on Sunset Ledge. Follow the descent for Serenity Crack.

Protection 

Pro to 3" for the entire route. Fixed protection(bolts and a pin) on the first pitch.


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By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
Mar 12, 2014

We did this and The Ahwahnee Buttress years ago and they were really good routes. I imagine they've cleaned up considerably . . .
By andy patterson
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From: Carpinteria, CA
Mar 14, 2014

I did this route about three years ago. It was NOT clean then. The climbing itself was good, but the upper pitches became considerably adventurous. I'm glad it's looking better. I thought the 2nd and 3rd pitches were pretty cool and rather demanding!
By Bryan G
From: Yosemite
Apr 7, 2015

Nah, it's still super dirty above the first pitch. The thin crack leading up to the 10c crux is pretty cool. After that it's a lot of bushwhacking up corners.