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Poison Flower 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c PG13

Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c PG13 [details]
Season: Spring Fall
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Submitted By: D T on Mar 22, 2012

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This climbs ascends the center of the south face on Shoshone.

P1: Climb left slanting corner to the right tree about 80ft up.
P2: Climb obvious cracks to sporty finish (over nuts).
P3: Climb another obvious crack 11- to an corner/overhang. I hear you can bail left for easier climbing but the original goes straight up after the overhang.
P4: Climb up big left facing corner till underneath the summit roof. Bail out to the right/east and up into a flared chimney with good jams and holds.


The route starts about 50ft right of the Original Shoshone route. Look for a left slanting crack going up to the right most of two trees.


Single rack to BD #3, maybe some extras of 1,2,3,4 metolius, wires, tricams.

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By Rick Torre
Aug 22, 2016

on first ascent of pitch two,found tricam2 most useful,rick torre

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