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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

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Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Kyle Wills on Feb 10, 2011

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Awkward wide crack. hand/fist, not a lot of offwidth.


Far left of Gandalf formation


Really a #4 right below the crux is all the pro one could need or ask for. If a 4 is not at hand a 3 or 2 will still make for a safe climb.

Build your own anchor up top. Lots of obvious options.

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By Kyle Wills
From: Chicago, IL
Feb 10, 2011

Double checking my added route today. You Can definitely throw in some solid arm bars. Probably could use more practice at those anyways.
By Josh Cameron
From: California in my Mind
Oct 20, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

When you pull into the offwidth at the top, on the inside of the crack on the left is a good sidepull. This climb always felt so hard until I found this "secret" hold. Short but sweeet.
By ChaseLeoncini
From: San Diego, California
Aug 27, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Great little route. Crux is the mini roof. Two #4s or a #4 and #5 should protect well. Warning! - The boulders at the top, though large, are very loose. Be careful pulling on them and do not anchor to them. The gear anchor for this will take some creativity. Walk around to the top and see if you can set one up before climbing. Have fun!

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