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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 36'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Roger Chayer 1992
Season: March-November
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Submitted By: Mark Roberts on Oct 14, 2009

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"This nice route follows corner and face holds up the wall. The crux is moving left at the fourth bolt" (Squamish Select)

The guide calls this a 10b, but that's whatever the opposite of a sandbag is. A heliumbag? I think the crux is getting off the ground, not moving left, for what it's worth.

It's a good warmup if you're spending the day in Hoods in the Woods.


5 bolts.

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By Mark van Eijk
Nov 24, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Felt more like 9+/10- with cold fingers, 10b would be pushing it... I found the bolts to be awkwardly placed. Agreed that the crux comes low, not high.

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