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Sharon's Lead 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Sharon (Dogruel?)
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Submitted By: George Perkins on Aug 14, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Topo of Sharon's Sandbag and Sharon's lead.

Description 

Sharon's Lead is another 5.9 climb at the NNP, but is more of a one-move wonder compared to the 5.9 cracks to its left.

Start right of the skull graffiti. Climb up and left along hand crack. Don't continue up the obvious finger crack above- that is Sharon's Sandbag (5.9). Instead, place a 3" cam, make a reachy move out right to a big ledge, cut your feet loose and mantle. Follow 5.7 cracks in a shallow dihedral from this ledge to the top.

The guidebook says the rating is disputed and potentially as hard as 5.11, which might be accomplished by a contrived (and unprotected) direct route to the mantle ledge.

Location 

This climb begins just right of the skull graffiti-glyph.

Protection 

Cams to 3", and nuts. Save some gear to build an anchor at the top, or step left to the Sharon's Sandbag anchor.


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