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Prism Passage 

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

   
Type:  Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: James Garrett, July 2014
New Route: Yes
Season: Summer or when dry
Page Views: 543
Submitted By: James Garrett on Jul 30, 2014

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Description 

Start up the loop bike Trail and veer off through a field of beautiful wild flowers (avoid trampling them!) up and right. Continue directly above to the base of the buttress-like Crag on the left (South) side of the slab. Prism Passage is the most compact appearing buttress of rock.

Pitch #1: Climb a unique conglomerate (yet compact) like quartzite past 8 bolts to a 3 bolt belay ledge just below the ridge crest. 5.9, 30m.

Rappel the route.

About equal approach time as the popular summer cragging area East Hellgate in LCC (after the Gondola ride up which is open on summer weekend days) and room for as many routes and way better rock:).

Location 

Directly above the Needles Gondola/Lodge at Snowbasin Ski/Summer Resort.

Rappel the route.

Protection 

8 bolts.


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