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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 130'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13 [details]
FA: Kim Townsend, 1970's
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Submitted By: Karl K on Aug 5, 2008

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Face climb near a dike; first on the right side of the dike and up over a steep black face, then cross back to the left to clip a bolt. Follow the dike (or just left of it) up to an anchor & rappel.


Right above the Class 3 gully as you approach the ledge. The whitish-colored dike is fairly obvious.


Bolts (far enough apart to make it scary, not so far as to make it truly dangerous)

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By Bruce Morris
From: Belmont, CA
Aug 10, 2014

I put this route up with Kim Townsend in 1975 or so.
By Evan Wisheropp
Aug 26, 2014

This was a unique and varied lead. I liked it a lot. However, that third bolt was in a strange place, it was obviously bolted on the comfortable ledge, but was placed far to the left, where it is out of line from the route creating a sharp bend in the rope and some rope drag. Just left me curious why they didn't place it on the right side of the ledge in line with the route.

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