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

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: TR Sharon + Ken Roberts
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Submitted By: kenr on Aug 1, 2017

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BETA PHOTO: Miroir sector 8 Y. Right Connect from Melchsee Z...

Description 

Interesting moves on a variety of rock features.

Follow corners and cracks to left side of ridge crest, up to finish just left of two-bolt anchor.

warning: The rock on and near this route has not been climbed much yet, and some of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber.

Location 

Twenty feet or so horizontal R past bush from two-bolt anchor near R end of Mid-Level Ledge.

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Protection 

Fixed protection only top anchor: Two-bolts-connected-with-chain with rappel ring. No intermediate bolts for leading.
. . (for details about this anchor, See under Protection for the route "NorthWest Ridge Direct").

For parties who want to "top out" onto the summit ridge of the Dent d'Argentine, there is a two-bolt anchor on the summit ridge about 12-15 feet above left from the two-bolts-with-chain anchor which is just below the cliff-top.
. . (for details about this anchor, See under Protection for the route "NorthWest Ridge Direct").

Protection for Trad leading is unknown, and likely inadequate.

Top-Roping: For ideas about how to get access to set up top anchor, see Description page for Miroir sector.

There is a facultative bolt on the summit ridge about 12-15 feet above left from the two-bolt anchor.

note: The two anchor bolts are vertically offset, so cannot just connect two quickdraws for lower-off or top-rope as many American sport climbers are accustomed. Consider bringing a sling or climbing accessory cord with one or two carabiners or quick-links.

In case anchor hardware is damaged or missing or otherwise inadequate, recommend to carry a few feet of 8mm climbing accessory cord and at least one quick-link.


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