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Noodle Line 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Jeff Wang 3/91
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Submitted By: Nate Ball on Feb 18, 2013

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Description 

A very physical route. You will be arms deep in this thing no matter how you pull it off. It's also very sharp, so long sleeves and/or tape gloves are recommended. Start up the dihedral with fists and hands, using feet on both walls and legs in the crack. Make an awkward exit around a big flake and up to a nice ledge.

Location 

Lower Dragon Ridge of First Cave. South-facing wall. Left-leaning dihedral just before you turn the corner to Grand Auditorium.

Protection 

Gear to 3"
Titanium anchors (2016)


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By BrianWS
Feb 24, 2017

Fun line, led it on a few hexes when I didn't have a functional rack nor common sense. It was a full on sport-climber-out-of-his-element layback shitshow for the ages, and I think I ended up dropping a larger piece into the crack, never to be seen again.

The bolted lines to the left and right of the corner are excellent, too. Fun little buttress, and such a beautiful view of the pacific.

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