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Pass the Ditchie 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Charlie Moore & DTZ
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Submitted By: dbyte on Jun 10, 2007

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Doug Cook.


Start on the same block as for NoName 4. Head leftward up the short slab to the base of a right-facing corner w/ a crack. Follow this for 10 feet then make a balance move (read: find good feet) up & right out of the corner to a jug & fixed pin just right of a very small tree @ the start of a left-trending flake. Follow this flake up & left for a short ways then straight up to the anchor.


Bolts & 1 pin.

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By Drew Jagoda Horowitz
From: Denver, CO
Feb 22, 2009

One of my favorite 5.9s. Great lead. Has some different stuff working for it. BETA: Begins with a small slab, works up through a bomber crack requiring some attention to footwork, then an undercling to a super bomber juggy-crack that runs up to some face climbing through the top. Fairly pumpy for a 5.9.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
May 14, 2009

The third bolt on this climb was replaced because it was in super hollow rock, a flake feature. The new stainless steel hardware is from Climbing Magazine's Anchor Replacement Initiative.
From: Chicago/Colorado
Oct 7, 2010

Charlie Moore and I put this route up in 2005. It is called "Pass the Ditchie". A lot of rock came out of that crack area on the cleaning of this route. The Piton was there since I started climbing there, a Kor piece maybe. I hope it is enjoyed. Mike thanks for replacing the bolt. I need to contact Dave Pegg about this and a few other Puoux corrections and additions for the next guide.
By Jay Austin
May 17, 2012

This is a great crack climb with a lot of interesting moves on it. I would call this a 5.9+ for a few of the technical spots. Love this climb.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Apr 30, 2015

The first bolt on this climb was replaced with a ClimbTech WaveBolt glue-in, provided courtesy of the ASCA. It was getting spun or turned, and the hanger had flattened, presumably from falling on it. Considering that it's the only protection to keep you off the deck (20+ feet below), it seemed appropriate for an upgrade. Enjoy.

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