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YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Carson Eisenbeisz on Aug 16, 2014  with updates from Nathan D Johnson

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Casual sport climb up the NE corner of the Galaxy formation. Follow the bolt line to the chains which can be used to TR a couple other routes to the West of this route. Great route to learn the basics of lead sport climbing on. Low incline with a nice resting ledge about 3/4 of the way up before reaching bomber chains.


Far NE edge of the Galaxy formation. There is quite a bit of vegetation at the base of the route. The bolt line begins at the East end of the gully on the North side of the Galaxy formation. Lower or rap down to the gully on the North side with 1 60 M rope.


5 bolts + anchor chains

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By Nathan D Johnson
Sep 8, 2015
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Listed as 5.6 in guide by John Biddick.

FA: S Wilger, T&J Biddick, K Hargraves
By Carson Eisenbeisz
From: Pierre, SD
Nov 8, 2015

Thanks Nathan! Updated.
By Mark Orsag
From: Omaha, NE
May 27, 2016
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Height-dependent start-- something like 5.7+, unless you are fairly tall, with the rest being 5.5 regardless of height. This is a fun route with hidden jugs everywhere. Not a typical Needles route. You can get a 2 for 1 (Sidewinder 5.9) from the Minuteman anchors.

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