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Octopus Ink 

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

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Greg Hughes and Mike Parker
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: gph on Mar 15, 2015

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Max Fisher on pitch 2 of Octopus Ink.


Pitch 1: Begin on the arete and the cross over it when possible trending right to reach the bolted anchor for Crack Machine and belay. There is good gear but you have to look for it! 5.8 80 feet
Pitch 2: The money pitch. Move up through a niche into the right trending finger and hand crack that leads to the top of the right half of the cliff. 5.6 100 feet


This route starts on the right hand side of X Wall and crosses over the arête to the Main Wall. You can take the Dance Platform start and then move right to the arête or scramble up to the large Spruce tree and begin just right near a hardwood stump. To descend walk back over to the middle of the top (moving to the left) and make two rappels to get back to the ground.


Standard rack to 4". Gear on the first pitch is a little tricky. Tree anchor on the top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Top of the 1st pitch octopus ink
Top of the 1st pitch octopus ink
Rock Climbing Photo: Crack bliss on pitch 2.
Crack bliss on pitch 2.
Rock Climbing Photo: 2nd pitch octopus ink
2nd pitch octopus ink
Rock Climbing Photo: Max Fisher on Pitch 1.
Max Fisher on Pitch 1.

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