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

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Michael LaPlante
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Submitted By: Alexander Nees on Apr 25, 2007  with updates from Vid Miller

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A neat, recommended trad climb. Start INSIDE the obvious cave at ground level, jam out the crack in the ceiling, pull out onto the varnished face above on bomber handjams, and jam up the crack to easier terrain above. The rock is good, especially at the bottom, and takes great pro. Recommended, and good practice for learning to trust jams!


Look for an obvious cave in the base of the Slab Wall, behind the Inclined Boulder. A steep splitter handcrack comes out of the cave and shoots up the steep face above. Walk off or lower off the bolted anchor just right of the topout.


Trad gear: bring a few cams up to a #1 C4 for the bottom, and a few big nuts for the top. Two-bolt anchor at top. Rope grooves in the rock limit lateral rope movement.

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By mbakerwh
From: Gallup, NM
Mar 3, 2014

One of my favorite climbs at Mentmore--A great variety of moves, starting with some stemming, then pulling up into a crack for 10 feet of crack climbing, then solidly fun face climbing above. Protects well with .5-#4 camalots, but could easily be done with .5-#2. As mentioned, some good nut placements in the upper sections, though cracks are flaring in places.
By alwaystheleo
From: Gallup
Oct 30, 2015
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

Great beginner trad route. A bit like a nice V1/V2 boulder problem at the start, finishing on a slaby stretch with great juggy holds.

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