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Merrill's Variation 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

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Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: FA-J Merrill FFA- Jeff Pheasant and Ajax Greene
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Jun 1, 2009

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If you have already done They Died Laughing...A lot... As many people who visit the north end regularly have, you may want to mix things up by taking a run on this link-up/variation involving some tricky face climbing and very thin fingercrack climbing...

Start between They Died and The Slot... Climb up the easy corner till options run out... Make a series of hard moves up to a good jug where you can stand with no hands before moving up and right linking up with They died Laughing's second half...


Between They died laughing and The Slot...


Small stuff for the crux... regular rack for the rest...

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By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Jun 2, 2009

lee did this yesterday...looked fun but a little scary lol... a suggestion would be to do they died and check out the holds before you do the route :)
By dale polen
From: arivaca, az
Jan 11, 2011

great climb. my favorite at the area

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