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Rick's Solo 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Rick Cashner, 1979
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Submitted By: Tesia on Nov 26, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Rick's Solo (5.10a), Joshua Tree NP

Description 

Start off battling an awkward bulge. Then work those knee bars, heel-toes, and chicken wings as you slither and grovel up the OW until it finally lowers angle. Features on the left wall allow for good rests. I brought two 6" pieces and bumped one up to use for the anchor.

Location 

The obvious wide crack in a right-facing corner in the middle of the northwest face. Walk off the southeast side.

Protection 

4"-6", if you belay at the first big ledge the anchor takes 2"-6"


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By C Miller
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From: CA
Nov 27, 2014

FA was Rick Cashner in 1979.
By Damienn
From: nevada city, ca
Dec 10, 2014

Rick is a bad ass.

It felt a little harder than championship wrestling for being the same grade.

Bring a cordelette or other long slings for anchor, there is a tunnel-through you can sling and dont need a 6 for the anchor, other big cams are useful too.

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