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NE Face 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jan 1, 2002

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  • Description 

    An alternative with excellent friction on mostly small holds for the kids on this flatironette is this NE face. It lies just R of the obvious E face (4th class) route. Other mention of this route suggested a 5.3 rating. However, on repeating this little face, 5.6 seems more appropriate.

    Find this little face somewhat blocked by pine branches. Smear up on high-friction slab with holds that get bigger higher up. Moving R towards the branches may reduce the technical difficulty but add to the logistical challenge to climb past pine branches. Find a single bolt on top.

    Best done as a TR though it could be high-balled.

    To descend, down climb the E face (4th class).


    Er, what pro?

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