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Ochra 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Benoit Dube, Bruno Hache, 1987
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Submitted By: Luc-514 on May 16, 2013

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Description 

A lot of very balancy moves, and a few ways to get it done.

Location 

Right arrête of the left face of the Needle.

Protection 

MIXED 5 bolts, couple small to medium pieces on top, Bolted anchor.


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By Daniel Israel
From: Montreal, Quebec
Oct 18, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Pretty sandbagged in my opinion. But might just not be my forté.
By Luc-514
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From: Montreal, Quebec
Oct 21, 2013

It's more a balancing route, I'd go 5.10a-b
By Daniel Israel
From: Montreal, Quebec
Jul 5, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I take it back.

The grade is probably fair. I was previously scared, which made it seem harder, and I lacked experience.
By Nick Brennan
From: Concord, NH
Sep 3, 2017
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

if you can onsight the bolted portion you likely won't feel that you have to place any gear up top which is 5.4 and heavily featured with cracks formed by the capstone.

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