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Seam of Destinty 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: J. Burbee and J. Frimer 2010
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Submitted By: Andy Laakmann on Aug 3, 2010

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A great, technical seam up a steep headwall is the highlight of this little gem.


The seam splitting the headwall is obvious. Climb the easy corner below to access it.


RPs/HP offsets (bring a few of the medium to bigger sizes) to #2 camalot. Gear is excellent despite appearances. Rap anchors on top.

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By Mark Roberts
From: Vancouver, BC
Apr 2, 2013
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I'm not used to placing that many micronuts in a row. Spooky route for me, but they probably would have held. Also, you can get a few cams in every now and then to supplement the nuts. For the record, the seam is smaller than a grey metolius.

Fun route though. Didn't use the seam that much because it's so thin, found the route was almost like gear-protected face climbing.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 21, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

protects really well with rp's and good small (finger sized) cams to pair up with them. technical and a little bold feeling, but your waist is never more than 3' above good gear. a gem, to be sure.
By Priti Wright
From: Seattle, Washington
Aug 3, 2015

If you climb this mostly as a crack, without using the large ledges and features on the right, it makes this climb much harder! Fun!?
By Mark van Eijk
Sep 11, 2016
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Good route to build confidence placing micro gear (tiny nuts / RPs). I agree with Mark R that it feels more like gear-protected sport climbing than crack.

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