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Ranger Walk 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b PG13 [details]
FA: Jim and Christian Knight
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on May 29, 2010

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A loose, dirty crack that would actually be a fair amount of fun if cleaned up.

Start in the gully just below (to the right of) the bolted line Nine in Black. Scramble/climb up ten or fifteen feet to a sloping ledge to where it starts to make sense to put in some protection. Continue up the crack, mostly using edges on the face and placing pro where it makes sense. Use care in selecting holds, because there is a lot of loose stuff.

After passing though the chossiest, dirtiest sections, a larger corner crack opens up that allows a bit of liebacking. Shortly thereafter, the crack heads left under a roof. Traverse left, following the crack until you can join up with the bolt line from Nine in Black. Head for the anchors.


After reaching the lower, south-facing buttress containing the original, 5.6 first pitch of Lord of the Slings, continue around to the left looking for a bolted line on the wall to your right. To the right of the bolted line is a dirty crack with a fair amount of vegetation to the crack's right, and a bit of vegetation in the crack itself. The crack runs up and then breaks left under a roof.


Draws/slings for two or three bolts, plus the equivalent of #.5, #.75, 2x #1, 2x #2, 2x #3, 2x #4 C4s, plus slings. A couple of large nuts might come in handy as well.

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By Darren Knezek
May 30, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13

I really liked this pitch and would give it a lot of stars if it was cleaned a lot better. Mostly a really cool hand crack that gobbles up 2.5" cams. There's not much like it, in all of Rock Canyon.
I believe Jim and Christian are the FA's.

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