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(m) The Weeping Wall
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Bathsheba T 
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Sampson T 
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Surprise Direct T 
Ten Karat Gold T 
White Line Fever T 


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

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Pat Callis and Larry Harrell, August, 1967
Season: Spring - Fall
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jan 23, 2006

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This route follows a prominent left-facing corner at the right end of the Weeping Wall. Pitch 1 goes up a short, awkward corner to a good ledge. Pitch 2 (5.8) goes up the unaesthetic corner above, with somewhat tricky protection. Now you are at the base of a huge dihedral. Climb up the dihedral (a lot of face climbing, with small gear in the crack), follow the corner as it arches left, carefully place protection, and do the crux mantle to the top of the climb.


Standard rack, with plenty of small gear.

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By Dynomight510
Sep 11, 2009

Wow. It was like walking on the moon-lots of friction climbing. most Pro was thin or not confidence inspiring. The pro I used at the mantle finish was solid, tricky but at my feet. There was an alternate placement higher up but my buddy popped it when he took a short flyer. Be solid in the grade before attempting this one.
By Tradiban
Oct 28, 2014

This thing is underrated. Bring a few small pieces to sew it up. It's all feet and back friction for the dihedral. The finish mantle is by far the hardest part. What's the bolted route just right of this?
By Bob Gaines
Nov 5, 2014

The bolted route to the right of Sampson's final pitch is called Bathsheba (5.9). It begins from the bolted belay where Change in the Weather ends. 3 bolts plus pro to 1.5 inches. Bathsheba ends at a pine tree belay.

I gave Sampson an R rating in the last guidebook.

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