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YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: blakeherrington on Aug 21, 2008

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Matt warming up on Sideshow

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A fantastic sport climb using small edges and sidepulls to move across a disquietingly blank-looking wall. The moves all work out and its easier than it appears from the ground. Watch out for the sting in the tail, with a cruxy sequence coming just before the chains.

The large roofs above will keep this climb dry for a bit during the rain.


This route begins atop the large block/flake just left of the thin crack "Earwax". A belay bolt is in place, and the route moves up and right, with a 5.11+ direct start coming in from below around bolt #4.


Fully bolted, with fixed 'biners in the chaines. Take 8 (or so) quickdraws.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Matt
Rock Climbing Photo: Jon Nelson cruising right along.
BETA PHOTO: Jon Nelson cruising right along.

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By Drewsky
Dec 30, 2008

I also added this route to the Earwax Wall area.
By jeff walker
Jul 14, 2009

greg collum did the first ascent of this route. good warm up.
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Jul 29, 2014
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Very fun route, especially the last few moves.
Compared to the other moderate on the wall, The Black Flag..., this route has more rests and seems slightly easier.

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