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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: First ascent, 1950: first pitch led by Dick Pownall, second by Bob Merriam. Mike Brewer and Leigh Ortenburger also participated. Some pro on both pitc
Season: summer
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Submitted By: Andrew Carson on Mar 26, 2009  with updates from Steven Jervis

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Looking up the southeast face from the top of the ...

Description 

See earlier notes.

Location 

The wide crack on the southeast side of the tower is unmistakable. Climb it, traverse right to the north side, and continue up the left edge of the north face.

Protection 

Stoppers and smallish cams or tcu's for the second pitch. The initial wide crack has no pro unless you carry a big cam or hex, in the #5 or greater range (for a cam.)


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Rock Climbing Photo: Anchors at the top of the first pitch.  We rapped ...
BETA PHOTO: Anchors at the top of the first pitch. We rapped ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Red Sentinel from the southwest.
Red Sentinel from the southwest.

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By Harrison Dreves
From: Denver, Colorado
Nov 5, 2010

The first pitch of this was certainly an eye opener. I think you could protect with a #3 cam in one or two spots, but you'd really want a #4 or #5. The crack is much more fist to shoulder sized than hand crack sized (as our guidebook described it). It certainly intimidated me as a rather new trad leader with gear up to a #2 cam.