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Mission to Moscow 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Hank Armantrout and Bill Cramer 1982
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Submitted By: Zac Robinson on Jun 24, 2008

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Mission to Moscow is the obvious right leaning crack. Mostly hands with some funky stemming and chimneying possible to delay the pump. Fight up to the squeeze chimney at the top, bust a move through the steep crack and a 3-bolt anchor awaits.

The Mission was thoroughly cleaned in June of 2008 and could use a regular ascent every now and then to keep it in a manageable condition. With the amount of loose rock that was brushed off/fell out of the crack, the star rating should be upped at least 1 star. If there was a decent trail up to the base, it would probably earn another star. Alright! 2 out of 3 stars ain't bad.


Up across from the Eagle Buttress. Visible from the road.


A double set would be more than enough. Maybe an extra red and gold camalot would be nice.

Rap anchors at the top.

Photos of Mission to Moscow Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The mission, should you choose to accept it
The mission, should you choose to accept it
Rock Climbing Photo: Boris and Natasha on the commie mission
Boris and Natasha on the commie mission
Rock Climbing Photo: No Siberian Gulag for me!
No Siberian Gulag for me!
Rock Climbing Photo: Almost to Moscow
Almost to Moscow
Rock Climbing Photo: Bustin out some KGB moves
Bustin out some KGB moves

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By tenesmus
Jun 24, 2008

nice work! Makes me want to schlepp it up there. Thank you.
By Arie
From: Smog Lake City, Utah
Jun 25, 2008

Agreed- nice work. Thanks for the beta photo. I've checked that communist line out before but never made the jump that it is the Mission to Moscow. Is it really only 70ft? Looked long, hard, and fairly steep.
By thehackattacks
From: Park City, UT
Jun 2, 2016

Was mission just to get up there- da! As remote as Siberian gulag. Worth it though- great moves- eat your heart out Stalin! миссия в москве !!

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