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Queen Creek Freak 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Rich Lemal and Marty Karabin
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Submitted By: Scott Frankel on Apr 24, 2011

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Description 

Fun crack that angles right, then back left over a flake, finally ending in a great roof. Although the roof looks tough from the ground, there are some great hands that make the rating accurate. The crack has seen a number of climbs so it's smoother than most in the Queen Creek area. This climb is well worth doing.

Location 

Right leaning crack to the left of 'Projectiles'.

Protection 

Trad. You'll need to sling the tree at the top to make a natural anchor or scramble off to your right.


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Rock Climbing Photo: 'Queen Creek Freak' on left
BETA PHOTO: 'Queen Creek Freak' on left
Rock Climbing Photo: Suzanne nearing the top of the crack
Suzanne nearing the top of the crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Susan (left) climbing 'Queen Creek Freak' with Kar...
Susan (left) climbing 'Queen Creek Freak' with Kar...

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By Tradiban
Feb 14, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

There was an old sling around a boulder at the top but no tree. I set an anchor in the rocks back from the edge.

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