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Pack the Walls 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Dan Mottinger on Jan 1, 2001

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  • Description 

    At the Neanderthal Wall as you're going south on the trail, go past the large block and find an arete on the wall with a small alcove to the right of the arete. In the back of the alcove, climb the double cracks. The first moves off the deck are reachy, but the climb offers a fine, moderate lead.


    Standard rack. Some hexes work well in the cracks.

    Per teece303: there is a two bolt anchor with quicklinks.

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    By Dan Mottinger
    Sep 15, 2002

    Please note that this route follows the cracks marked as number 2 in the bottom picture.
    By Scott Robertson
    From: Portland, OR
    Aug 16, 2003

    Damn fun route. Very good beginner trad-lead in my opinion. don't be afraid to reach a bit higher and find much better holds. The more timid you are, the harder the route. Either way, fun-fun-fun.
    By percious
    From: Bear Creek, CO
    Apr 2, 2012
    rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    Great route with great protection. I wish it was longer. The opening moves are steep, and there's some loose rock at the crux before entering the chimney. No way I'd send a beginner leader up this one, but it's a good place to practice setting some anchors at the bottom.
    By teece303
    From: Highlands Ranch, CO
    Jul 4, 2013
    rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    This route has two bolts at the top, with quicklinks. One of the bolts is a a spinner.

    It overhangs by a few feet, which is surprising when you look at it (but watch the rope hang, it does not contact the rock at all).

    It is harder than 5.6 -- 5.8 I'd say, at least by modern standard. The crack will eat up protection. The crux is down low.
    By Kevin Heckeler
    From: Upstate New York
    Sep 22, 2013

    Like many of the routes here, on no planet is this 5.6.

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