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Northwest Passage 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Alex Zachrel, Kyle Rada
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Alex Zachrel on Nov 3, 2016

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Brittany reaching up in to the wide hands section.

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  • Description 

    Northwest Passage ascends the short, wide corner to the left of Wise Crack. Wiggle up the offwith, hands, and finger crack to the top. This protects pretty well and is fun for a 5.8 trad leader.

    Walk off down the gully. Be careful of loose blocks at the top of this one. It is a really fun, moderate trad route and will get better with more ascents.


    This ascends the farthest left dihedral at the Surprising Crag.


    A handful of cams from #0.4 up to #4 Camalot. A #5 can help make you feel better but isn't totally necessary. A few finger to hand-size pieces can help for building an anchor at the top.

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    Rock Climbing Photo: The view from the base of the route.
    BETA PHOTO: The view from the base of the route.

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