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Mourning Star 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Eric Fjellanger on Jul 6, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Route overview from the belay. Can clip the bolt o...

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Scramble up some easy ledges to a flake and clip the bolt (on Longlife?) if you want. Head right up a finger crack that morphs into a chimney. A little dirty but fun!


Right of Just Say No to Frank Sinatra, left of Zoom.


Gear to 2".

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Rock Climbing Photo: Heading up Mourning Star.
BETA PHOTO: Heading up Mourning Star.
Rock Climbing Photo: Topping out in the fun chimney.
Topping out in the fun chimney.

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By Douglas T
Jul 15, 2013

Long neglected, this climb has recently become a much enjoyed climb for the grade and common warm-up for the next level of difficulty of climbs in The Country. It makes for good practice for the chimney on Saggitarius. Gear to 1.5"

Mourning Star is also a quick approach to the first anchor of Zoom, making it easy access to Hairway to Stephen and Leave My Face Alone, or a Zoom or Wham TR.
By Diana Y
Jul 17, 2016
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Fun route! Chimney is pretty tight even for a small person. Used mostly small gear, up to #2. Route is fairly clean today.

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