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YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Jim Belcer, Nate Arganbright, November 6, 2005
New Route: Yes
Season: fall through spring
Page Views: 366
Submitted By: jason seaver on Feb 7, 2010

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Jim Belcer after unlocking the cruxy lip maneuver ...


I am not sure if it would have helped, but I wish we had reported this route four years ago. After a ground-up, all trad first ascent by Jim and Nate in the fall of '05, we returned this winter to find it adorned with bolts.

It's a great little line with steep, sport-like climbing on natural gear.


This stout little pitch is located on the left side of the eastern-most, south-facing section of Subskull. Starting on its right side, it takes a leftward rising traverse through the obvious overhang and pulls the left end of the lip to some fantastic chicken heads and knobs.


Light rack including Aliens, a #2 or 3 Camalot, stoppers, and shoulder slings to tie off chickenheads. Jim and Nate found 8 pieces of gear in the overhang, including a bomber #2 or 3 Camalot just below the lip, and a perfect stopper right at the lip. We're hoping the installers of the two offending bolts in the center of the overhang will remove them on their own, but, if not, I guess we'll have to clean up their little mess for them.

Jim and Nate scrambled off left from the top of the knobby slab atop the overhang. No fixed anchor.

Descend by scrambling up and around to the East.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Nate Arganbright working out the moves on FA day. ...
Nate Arganbright working out the moves on FA day. ...

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