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Obe Won Canobe 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 300', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: KC Baum, Tom Archibeque, and Andrea Heath, 4/89
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Submitted By: Matthew Seymour on Jan 19, 2007

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P1: Climb up past a flake into a hand crack. Pass a short bulge and then place the crux protection in the offwidth above. Climb the offwidth (crux) and gain a nice hand/finger crack. Climb the crack to a ledge on the right and belay.

P2: Continue up the nice finger/hand crack system with some nice exposure to a large ledge. Pass by a tree, go left of it, with nice crack moves. Move up a chimney formed by the wall and a pillar. From the top of the pillar step across to a ledge and make a fun rightwards traverse to a ledge with a large roof above and belay.

P3: Pass the roof using small cams in the roof for protection and continue to the top with easy class 5.

Eds. Note, the above spelling is derived from the guidebook's spelling which is known to differ from the spelling from the movie series.


Start just right of where the trail meets the wall in a crack with chockstones. The start is just left of where a large horizontal white dike meets the ground.


Standard trad rack: small pieces to large hand pieces. Plus 1 #4 Camalot for the crux.

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Hanging Chad at the start of the business.

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By Alex Garhart
Aug 13, 2009

This route can be done as 2 long pitches if you belay from the second large ledge after the exposed finger/hand crack.
By Jeremy Werlin
May 8, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

There are now rap chains at the top of pitch 1. A single 70m rope easily reaches the ground. A single 60m will come up maybe 15 feet short of the ground--beware!
By Shep
From: Grand Junction, Colorado
Oct 16, 2016

I may just be super soft, but I would be terrified to have just one #4 cam for the crux. Even a #5 just barely protects the end of the crux. Like I said though, I may just be soft and bad at offwidths.
By lenore sparks
From: Denver, Colorado
May 21, 2017
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

A #5 would have been comforting.
By gavilightsey
Sep 10, 2017
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

After the first bit of offwidth, it is possible to tunnel in and place an extended #3 in the back to protect the second section of wideness.

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