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Purple Spandex T,TR 

Purple Spandex 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
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Submitted By: Simon B on Feb 22, 2016

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Felt like sustained 5.4; the mental crux is the "runout" to the top. Layback up the obvious right-leaning flake, then follow the left-leaning crack up onto a ledge. Here you can "escape" up and left ("G" rating) OR make a few exposed moves right along the ledge, get your last gear in at your feet, and style up the exposed front edge of the formation.


Start on the southwest (climber's left) side of the formation, at the base or a right leaning flake.


"PG" rating. Took gear up to 4". Gear is great until the last ~10ft. Up top, can build a gear anchor or there are some solid trees ~15 feet back from the top of the climb.

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