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

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Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Grant Hiskes, Errett Allen, Ken Yager, Marylyn Wisner, 5-1984.
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Mar 19, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Orange Zig Zag.


Climb the classic, dog leg crack on the left.


Pro to 2".

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By Josh Cameron
From: California in my Mind
Jun 27, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

THE climb to do at The Stumps. Fun, fun, fun.
By Kellen Holt
Apr 2, 2012

Climbed this today. The climb stayed in the shade the entire time we were at the stumps, although later in the summer season I could see it getting some sun. Rock was cooooold (there were icicles on an adjacent route), and I lost feeling in my hands pretty quick, but the route was still excellent. The first step left into the horizontal part of the crack is a classic move, coming out from the pod and stepping out onto the vertical face with a straight drop below you. Thankfully the pocketed nature of the volcanic tuft provides lots of key footholds and the handjams are perfect (when I could actually feel them!).

One note - A #3 camalot or similar is helpful in a few places on this climb. Also wider gear makes building an anchor at the top much easier, although I was able to get by with a medium/large nut, a #2 camalot, and an alien in a pod.

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