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Route 7 T,TR 

Route 7 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: George Perkins on Mar 21, 2009

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Description 

Climb the hand crack in a left-facing corner to a big ledge. From here, face climb up following a seam to a small roof just below the top of the cliff.

An alternate easier start is to begin on blocks to the left, as for #6.

It is very possible to climb a 5.8 variation of the route by staying farther right of the seam above the ledge, and then traversing left under the roof.

Location 

Route #7 in Chen/Wehner, as shown on the East Side beta photo.

This climb is also listed as Beverly #8 (5.11b) and Jackson #1 (5.11b).

Beverly's and Jackson's topos show a choice of blocky starts leading to the ledge. Jackson's version also exits the top farther left than in Wa3lt's or Beverly's photos.

Protection 

TR from a 2-bolt anchor, reachable from the top, which was installed to prevent further damage to trees.

RPs & TCUs to a #3 cam, if leading.


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By Devin Shunk
Jan 27, 2014

There are a lot of possible variations on this climb. I guess that if you truly stick to the small seam, I can see the .11 rating. But, you are within an arms reach of another crack system most of the way to the left on the face. If you use that, it puts it down in the low 10 range, IMO. Fun climb.

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