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YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Jerry, Sigrid, Lynnea, and William Anderson Feb 1994
Season: Winter - All day sun, lower elevation
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Submitted By: tallmark515 on Jan 11, 2010

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I think this might have been my first 10d in the V...

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Shares start with The Tube, but moves out to a bolt on the face to the right after 20'. Make a few moves (crux) between the first and second bolts (stay low), then continue around the arete to the third bolt (5.10), then to the top (5.8-.9) which shares an anchor with The Tube.


Sam start as The Tube.


1 each - BD .4-1
10 quickdraws plus a few slings to extend cams.

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By Daniel Trugman
From: La Jolla, CA
Apr 18, 2010

Excellent climb. Don't underestimate the lower crack - it's pretty slick. The crux is tough (at least it was for me), but you are basically on toprope for it. You could probably pull through it with the aid of your quickdraw if need be. After the traverse, the climbing mellows to relatively well-protected 5.9 slabbing.
By Chris I
From: Fort Collins, CO
Oct 11, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Being a relative crack newb, the lower section of this was the crux for me. Ignore the supertopo gear recommendation and trust what you see. I took a couple of each in .5-1 and was glad to have them. At the shared anchor with The Tube there is a wasps nest so watch out! They get frisky on warmer days.
By Osprey Overhang
From: ...
Dec 21, 2011

FA - Jerry, Sigrid, Lynnea, and William Anderson Feb 1994.
By Phil Esra
Apr 15, 2013

I thought this was really fun--surprised it doesn't get more stars on MP. Tricky crux!
By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Apr 28, 2014
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Really fun! Very well protected. A bit gritty on the slab, but plenty of bolts. Quite the mixed route - crack, jugs, and slab.
By michael s...
From: Denver, CO
Apr 15, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

no idea why this thing is rated 5.10d. There are lots of routes in Yos that are rated easier but much harder. Nice to climb so that you can TR the Tube though.

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