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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Steve Mabley and Jim Blakley
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Submitted By: Lou Hibbard on Sep 1, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: The direct start to Sisyphus. Photo by Ron Le Blan...

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A hard start for the grade. Can cheat start to the right a few feet and cut back left on a ledge a few feet up. The direct start is the route, however. About 30 feet up, cut left on a fortuitous hand traverse, bushwack around some bushes, and follow a nice corner up and to the top.


Start about 20 feet left of Old Number Nine by two small trees with a discontinuous crack above leading to a small roof. Cut left at the roof and traverse below and around bushes. Easier to the top.


Adequate gear for leading to 3 ". Placing pro at the start will likely fill the best jams. Extra small gear. Extra slings.

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By Lou Hibbard
From: Eagan, MN
May 25, 2015

The photo added by SeanFoster above I am fairly certain is Old Number Nine, not Sisyphus.

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