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Schwaba 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 7 pitches, 1000', Grade IV
Original:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Riley Jordan on Aug 19, 2013

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View from the top of the 5th pitch.

Description 

This climb offers solid rock, good belay ledges and amazing views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. The crux is on the last pitch. A 70m rope will allow you to connect some pitches.

Location 

From Ratsek Cabin, hike up and past the climbers camp. Once the trail splits, stay left toward the main wall. To find the start, scramble up the steep scree field and up an easy rock section to the base of the stacked columns. Look for a small pillar that has broken and is leaning into the wall. There are many variations but the climb basically just goes up the stacked columns.

Protection 

15-20 alpine draws, full set of nuts, doubles to a #4 Camalot.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Stacked Columns of Schwaba
BETA PHOTO: Stacked Columns of Schwaba
Rock Climbing Photo: Ratsek cabin is in the foreground and Schwaba goes...
BETA PHOTO: Ratsek cabin is in the foreground and Schwaba goes...

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