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Mission Impossible 

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

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: B. Smoot, L. Ellison, 1982
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Sep 26, 2003

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This climbs the right-facing large crack, just right of the 2 bolted lines on the west end of the wall. Steep hand and fist crack. With a good fist jam to pop the crux. Nice climb.


2 bolts for the anchors up top, and large gear for the route.

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By Anonymous Coward
Jul 6, 2004

this is a great climb. much better than nuptial vows next to it. can TR. FUN!
By Ryan Brough
From: Arvada, Colorado
Jul 29, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I used mostly large gear for the lead, but I used two small TCUs. There is a good nut placement for the start. After the overhanging sections, the crack becomes a 4th class scramble to the ledge. You can keep it more interesting by climbing the face above and pulling over the lip.
By Wic
From: Rio Rancho, New Mexico
May 4, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The crux of this climb is so much fun! It took me a few tries to get up it the first time I climbed it several years ago, and even though I know the move sequence now, it is still such a blast! We belayed on the far side of the stream at the base of the climb up on some rocks (to keep the rope dry and clean). I can't recommend this climb enough!
By BrokenChairs BrettC
From: Sultan, WA
Feb 24, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This is a great climb, fun easy moves to start and great moves through crux section. The final mantle is great as well.
By Sean H
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 28, 2016

You can def lead this without anything over a #3 C4 (in case you're eyeing it but left the big stuff at home.) I climbed it with a #4 on my harness and didn't feel the need to bother with it.

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