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Seamstress (access route) 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Geoff Georges, Bill Ayre (10/15/2011)
Page Views: 659
Submitted By: Jon Nelson on May 16, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Topo of the climbing on the access route Seamstres...

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Description 

This is an access pitch to quickly get to the Mid Wall from the K-Cliff area.

Location 

See images for the map and topo.

Protection 

Small cams helpful, two bolts.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Overview map of the access route. (B. Ayre)
BETA PHOTO: Overview map of the access route. (B. Ayre)

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By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Jan 22, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I called this Seamstress because I placed knife blades on lead while pulling off clods of moss while water was pouring down the face, and added the bolts on lead for the old school fun of it.
It is actually pretty fun when it's dry.
By Cassie Lowry Edmark
Sep 3, 2017

Thanks to Geoff for establishing this as a route. The bolts make it a quick, solid, and fairly efficient climb up to the Mid Wall when dry. I ended up placing 1 small cam above the bolts for good measure on my way up since it was still a bit dirty (obviously not often used).

As far as the anchor, I added some observations in a comment on the Mid Wall description page.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Sep 7, 2017
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Cassie, with help from my friend Bill there is now a good solid 2 bolt with chain anchor for repelling from the top of Seamstress. as of 9/3/17

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