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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 125'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Peter Hubbel?
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Submitted By: Jay Eggleston on Mar 11, 2015

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This climb is not the worst, but I gave it a bomb rating, because the rock has a lot of lichen on it and the rock quality is not very good in many spots. You climb up a broken crack system. I think there are two crux areas. The first is about 30' up where the rock steepens above the initial slab. Pro can be found in the crack to the left, and higher you lieback up to a ledge. You could belay in this ledge if you wish to do two pitches. The second crux is above a bush in a slot which forms an overhanging roof. There is protection here. You finish up a left-leaning crack which has a tree near its top.


This route is to the right of Ethical Gesture by about 25 feet. At the start is a slab that slants up to the left.

Walk off to the left (east) after you finish the climb.


Standard rack to a #3 Camalot. You can use the bolt anchor on Ethical Gesture at the top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The top after the final crux.  Going up is 5.6 or ...
BETA PHOTO: The top after the final crux. Going up is 5.6 or ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The mid-section between the cruxes.
BETA PHOTO: The mid-section between the cruxes.
Rock Climbing Photo: The route.
BETA PHOTO: The route.

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By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
Jul 29, 2015

I thought that Peter Hubbel or someone from that era may have done this route. It's in one of the older guides.

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