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May Day 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: FFA 5/6/05 by Kevin Rauch & Kevin Evansen
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Submitted By: Peter Rakowitz on Aug 3, 2011

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Description 

Follow bolts up a dihedral to a ledge. Great movement off the ledge leads to a bulge. This leads to a beautiful but short arete. This is one of my favorite routes at Ozone so far!
There is a TR variation to this route called SOS. Angle up under the roof to the left of the flakes/bolts on the first half. Pull up through the roof on small edges with powerful moves. Probably 5.11b and well worth doing!
(Do not bolt the variation)

Location 

Starts in dihedral about 15 feet right of the old tree

Protection 

bolts, at least 13 including anchors


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By Colin Parker
Administrator
From: Idyllwild, CA
Aug 18, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This is a great climb. Probably only 10b, and less continuous than Sweeping Beauty, but still long and highly enjoyable.

Also, perhaps this should be moved to the Old Tree Area and MD route and Rauch Factor moved into the shield. Since this climb ends at the same anchors as Kamikaze, it should be included in the same section as that route, IMO...
By Micah Klesick
Administrator
From: Vancouver, WA
Sep 30, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I'd say this is the best 5.10 at Ozone. Great climbing down low through the flakes, and fun arête climbing above the ledge.
By Kev
Aug 10, 2016

For me this climb is a slight bit harder than Sweeping Beauty.