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Sharon's Sandbag 

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 Mar 24, 2009

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

Description 

Sharon's Sandbag is another standard-fare 5.9 White Rock crack. It seemed pretty reasonable for the grade, although leaders should be comfortable with smaller gear.

Start just left of the graffiti. Climb up to a platform below an obvious finger crack.

The finger crack opens in a few places, but generally you'll be crimping your way on small edges on either side. Mantel onto a 2nd platform 5' below the rim.

Gear is nuts and TCUs, but there are occasional placements for thin-hands-size cams as well.

Location 

Start just left of the skull graffiti- Sharon's Sandbag is the right of the 3 obvious cracks on this face on the left side of the NNP.

Climb #6 in Wa3lt's beta photo

Protection 

Nuts and cams to 2".
2-bolt anchor, reachable from the top


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By Pascal Grosset
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jun 25, 2017

Seems like the "skull graffiti" has been replaced by a new graffiti: "you are the view art".

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