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Plague of Flies 

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

Type:  Sport, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Paul Humphrey
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Submitted By: Lurker on Jan 20, 2015

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Taylor, cruising. Great position on this route.


Excellent, slightly under-vertical climbing on well-featured stone. Tide-dependent, the bottom 2 bolts get ocean spray at high tide. About as an aesthetic position for a climb as you'll find anywhere.


On the west face, scramble around the left side if coming from the Main Wall. Basically on the ocean.


6 bolts, anchors.

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By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
Jul 9, 2015

Gaining TR-access to these west face routes and others is the reason I climbed E.E.S.
We used to call the easiest line above the sea (this looks like it)Salty Lips. So, the FLA (First Lead Ascent) goes to Paul, the FA to myself and Dan Hatfield.
By Dustin Stephens
Jul 2, 2017

Great route! Noticed quite a few of the 316 stainless glue-ins mixed in with the new titanium bolts (which are greatly appreciated!) are already showing signs of corrosion with rust leaching into the epoxy. Why was SS mixed in with Ti--cost, I'm assuming? Replacing those is going to suck.

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