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Shark Attack 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 85', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Ted Smith on Nov 15, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: Frontal assault of Shark Tooth. Pitons marked by ...

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Description 

Crux is the first step up after clipping the first bolt--above horizontal. Direct start to the Shark Tooth formation up past a bolt to hidden piton on climber's left in upward facing flake on front of tooth. Can be viewed from below far left at shelf level before clipping first bolt. Then continue up as with Shark Tooth.

Location 

Same start as with Plaque Attack and Shark Tooth, then step around front of tooth carefully before clipping first bolt.

Protection 

Two pitons and two bolts. The pitons, while slightly rusted, are solidly placed and confidence-inspiring. Alpine draw for pitons better to avoid drag.


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By William Nelson
From: Cave Creek, AZ
Feb 4, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Cool route. I found the first move off the deck is thin and more difficult than anything on shark tooth or ergone for that matter.

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