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North Face 

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

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Blair Dixon, Sean Jones.
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 23, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Nearing the end of the crack/seam on the North Fac...


Climb past 3 bolts on the north face of this formation.



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By Bruce Bindner
Dec 18, 2008

Compared to the other 5.8 and 5.9 climbs in the Paul's Paradise area, we rated this one 5.9. The first bolt is a bit high, but a hybrid alien can be placed in the lower seam to protect the first moves off the deck.

By Dave Daly
From: Kernville, CA
Dec 22, 2008

In agreement with Bruce. This route did touch into 5.9 territory.

BTW, a NEW route has been installed just 8 feet to the right of this one. And, no, its not your crack route Bruce (just in case you were wondering).
By Bailey Smith
Sep 7, 2016
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

Awesome climb with fun moves but an unreasonably high first bolt. Placed a tricam as mental pro in the lower seam but it wouldn't have done much. After the first clip its a blast though. Rock quality on this wall seems a big more haggard than other nearby areas.
By Russ Walling
Apr 16, 2017

Slightly funky, but again as with all the high first bolts on this wall, you don't really need any pro if you can boulder 5.6 like a boss. Flat landing too.

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