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Penelope's Problem 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: John Long, Tony Zeek, 1972
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Submitted By: M. Morley on Jul 20, 2007

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Just left of Swan Slab Gully is this fun, short route. Lieback and jam flake to its top, then traverse up and right to the tree anchor shared with Swan Slab Gully.

Use a directional if toproping.


Light rack.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Someone top roping
Someone top roping
Rock Climbing Photo: Fedor is cruising up the flake
Fedor is cruising up the flake
Rock Climbing Photo: Penelope's Problem follows the flake and crack sys...
BETA PHOTO: Penelope's Problem follows the flake and crack sys...

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By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Oct 19, 2008

Fantastic steep hand jams! If we weren't pressed for time, we would've run laps on this.
By Eve8008
From: Santa Cruz, California
Apr 15, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Great route for beginner climbers to practice hand cracks and jams. You will need a lead climber to set up your top rope or have your own gear for protection when setting it up around the tree.
By Christopher Needham
From: The Woodlands
Nov 12, 2014

After the crack, instead of traversing over to the tree, my guide only had me traverse a foot or two then go straight up through some 10a moves to an anchor a little higher than the tree. I really enjoyed this variation - worked great for me as a gym climber who needed to learn on an easy crack but wanted some tougher face movement.

Alternatively, between the gully and the crack this was essentially a straight up line about 9+.
By Jake Douglas
Oct 28, 2016

Fun route, getting a hold of the flake safely took some experimentation with stances. Would have more stars if it wasn't so short.

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