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Sisca Face 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Jerry Edwards and Ray Jacquot, 1958
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Submitted By: Rodger Raubach on May 29, 2011

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This route--more of a variation--may be done either of two ways: (1) begin at the Edward's Crack start, and after the initial difficulties, step right into a trough leading to a gear belay for the second pitch of Walt's Wall, or (2) climb the first pitch of Walt's Wall to the base of the ramp constitution the second pitch of the route.

From there, make an ascending traverse left across an unprotected face, aiming for the "usual" first belay of Edward's Crack. The route normally takes the Right Exit to Edward's Crack.

This is infrequently climbed these days, but it provides an easier access to the more enjoyable pitch(es) of Edward's Crack by any of the exits.

It is not quite a "bomb," but it is close.


Do either Edward's Crack start or Walt's Wall start.


Standard rack and quickdraws. There is not much pro on the "Sisca Face" proper.

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By Rodger Raubach
May 29, 2011

I'm adding this as a "comment" instead of including it in the route description. BITD while I was a grad student at the nearby University, the Walt's Wall start was the most common way for climbers to reach the enjoyable upper pitches of Edward's Crack. It also provided a quick access for climbers wishing to leapfrog over a slow party on the Ed's crack first pitch.

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