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Shisha 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 180'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: FRA: Jonathan Garlough, Lauren Bergeron & James Dickson
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Submitted By: chinos on Oct 8, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: RW at Arete

Description 

Start at a large left angling crack in a slab about 15' left of the corner start to Out of the Forest.

Climb the large crack to the tree ledge. Move left to the arete next to a maple tree clump. Climb the face/arete placing gear into a small right facing corner. Clip a bolt and exit the corner onto a foot ledge. Continue up the slab past a second bolt and a mild runout on easier terrain. Finish up a quartz dike in the headwall and finish at the pine tree (shared with Out of the Forest).

Location 

East Buttress

Protection 

Standard Rack, 2 bolts


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By chinos
Oct 15, 2012

This climb is named for my mother... Happy B-day!
By Robert Hall
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From: North Conway, NH
Aug 13, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13

I thought the white face below the 2nd bolt 5.9; as for the (lower) "arete by the tree clump"....I guess the arete is climbable using 'rock only' [although I would venture a guess at a grade harder than 5.9]; I'll admit I started with a 'tree move' and even with THAT thought it pretty 5.9-ish.
Also, looking at what you'd hit, and where you'd wind up if you blew off the first few moves before clipping the 2nd bolt....wouldn't be pretty.

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