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YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Richard and Joyce Rossiter '86
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on May 5, 2003

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  • Description 

    To find this route hike up past the Rincon Wall towards Cadillac Crag and head right and uphill about 500 yards past the Over The Hill dihedral area. Follow a loose gully up towards the summit of Rincon, if you stay left of the gully it is not so loose. Eventually you will come to a ledge system that cuts right, follow this to the base of the route which is topped by a strange Dr. Seuss-type tree which bends to the right.

    Rossiter has drawn a great topo of the route and the tree that sits atop it in his Falcon Guide to Eldo, it is extremely helpful in locating the route which can be tricky to find.

    Start with a right leaning crack that leads up to a small bush (10.a) and work past the bush (dirty and loose). Above the bush follow the obvious thin crack and shallow corner (10.c) to the top and belay.

    To descend, rappel off a tree with slings near the top of the route.


    RPs, TCUs, and cams to #2 Camalot

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    By Mark Ferguson
    Jun 4, 2003

    Actually not a bad route. Seemed easier than 10c.
    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Jun 27, 2005
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    It was a decent route, but not worth the effort of finding and going to. Or maybe it was, but more to get it off my list than to actually have done it. The route would be stellar if the top 1/2 were more [than] 30 feet of climbing. [The] junk at the bottom was not aesthetic or interesting and detracted from the solid clean stone up higher. The 10c grade is probably a little inflated. 25 feet of a bomb followed by 25 feet fo 3* climbing. 1 star overall. The approach is difficult to get right, and descending to [the] base of [Rincon] is equally tedious.

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