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My Climb is Ishmael 

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

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: burboeck on Jun 12, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Far left of the Good Book Wall. 1. Meryl's Crack...


Follow the diagonal crack up to the small roof. Exit around to the left and then follow the arete up to the top.


Good trees for TR. No fixed/rap anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Into the roof on TR
Into the roof on TR
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First moves of MCII

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By kenr
May 27, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

The "roof" is the Whalehunter roof (perhaps not so small?). The "crack" is the off-width on the left side of the small arete which goes up to the Whalehunter crux sequence through the center of the route.
. (so the obvious way to start Whalehunter is on the right side of this small arete).

If do not use the tree, I felt the crux was getting off the ground. And then the next couple of moves not so easy. The rest is fun (if find the good holds).
. (using the tree in the starting moves is easier, and fun in it's own way).

Variety of fun interesting moves - (would get more stars if it were longer).
By David Kerkeslager
From: Brooklyn, NY
Jul 3, 2017

Due to a recovering sprain of the right ankle I backed off this route, so I won't venture a rating, but I will note that the crux is low enough and around enough sharp features that I don't think it can be protected effectively. This seems like a dire lead for those who lead at the grade.
By LB Edwards
From: Brooklyn, NY
Jul 5, 2017
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The first move is committing. Your balance plays a huge part and you need to be aware of the tree parallel to the route if you swing out. The tree can make getting into the roof easier or getting back into the climb. After that you have big bouldering power moves and a great surprise behind the arete.

I climbed this for a 2nd time that day to see how feasible a lead would be by placing pro. The beginning can definitely be done, there is a great chance of decking until you find that solid pro under the roof.

After that it definitely gets a little run out or just littered with questionable quality of rock and placements - and honestly, after standing at the top trying to top out safely I think this route could possibly change in the coming years with more climbers on it and the freeze-thaw cycles. I heard a few hollow clunking sounds standing at the top of the arete.

Enjoy this one, safely. It's definitely on the verge of being a classic at the Powerlinez.

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