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Missing the Obvious 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13 [details]
FA: T. Bubb, J. Cioci, 1994
Season: Any, but can be wet
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Submitted By: Tony B on Oct 4, 2006

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This climb was named after it's history. It was handed over for a try by a would-be F.A. party who could not figure out how to get started on it. After I did it, this resulted in much forehead slapping- the obvious had been missed.

Start up into the crack and get stemmed into a chimney and then pull right and up onto a horizontal gap in the rock. On the FA a vertical tube-chock protected this section, as there were no huge cams or big pros available. Move right out of the horizontal slot and up into another chimney to the top. A good line with some grunting.


On the far right side of Willie's Wall- a chimney system divided by a horizontal gap past mid-way.


A rack with some big-bros and some long slings.

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