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Overhang 

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

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a R [details]
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Submitted By: Floyd Hayes on Oct 27, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Recently, a large chunk of the overhang went bye-b...

Description 

Start at the obvious right-facing arch. About 15 feet up, climb left over the overhanging arch on good holds in a crack on the face, then wander up the face to the left of Bolt Route or finish on Bolt Route. If leading, the overhang is well protected by a double sling around the large block beneath the arch and a small cam in a solid crack between hand holds on the face. The overhang is much easier than it appears. The anchor is shared with Left Corner.

Protection 

1 set of cams up to 2 inches and a double sling. If top-roping, use gear set up the anchor to the left of the chains atop Left Corner. Top-roping directly from the chains may result in a nasty pendulum.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Cheri Ermshar climbing Overhang 5.9. Photo by Floy...
Cheri Ermshar climbing Overhang 5.9. Photo by Floy...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Phil Ermshar leading Overhang 5.9. Photo by Cheri ...
Phil Ermshar leading Overhang 5.9. Photo by Cheri ...

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By Floyd Hayes
Nov 12, 2009

Below the overhang a jug for the right hand is very loose but isn't necessary. As you reach left over the overhang the closest flake is also loose, but there are more solid hand holds (and a solid crack for a cam if leading) just a few inches to the left.
By Floyd Hayes
Jun 8, 2015

The loose flake at the crux is now gone, probably pulled off by a climber. It's now a longer reach to the crack and harder to lead. Before it was 5.8/5.9, now it's more solid 5.9, but harder if you're short (I'm 5'10").
By Floyd Hayes
Mar 14, 2017

After the right side of the overhang collapsed the route can still be climbed. Climbing the sharp right edge of the overhang is now 5.7 and the crux is thin 5.9 face climbing above, just left of the right arete. Leading the climb is still possible but more dangerous (rated R or X).

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