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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: percious on Mar 2, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: The purple line is Quill.


To the right of a large face and a good sized hemlock, follow the face with random blocks to the left of a large crack/gully. Use the arret if you must.


Small TCUs and a set of nuts.

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By Kurtz
Jul 20, 2012

A good route to rig if you're toproping. It can be climbed left, right or center... all different.
By Ben Horowitz
From: Berkeley
Dec 31, 2014
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13

I think the bottom of this route has had a lot of water erosion or worn down holds, cause if you are starting right next to the awkward chimney (the route picture), the beginning is crazy thin. Very hard moves for me.. at least 10+/11-. If you begin farther left or on the corner of the chimney (right) it might be a bit easier.
By Bryce Adamson
Jun 13, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The holds at the start are small and unobvious, but the moves are definitely no harder than 5.9
By Bryce Adamson
Jun 22, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Based on KN's description, I now think the description here is wrong. Quill seems to actually be in the middle of the face-- see my comments on Safety Pin.

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