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Small Axe 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
Season: Spring through Fall
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Submitted By: Ken Noyce on Jun 17, 2016

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This route shares the start with Churning in the Choss and Telache. Start up the big jugs and stay left at the split. The bolts are very close to Churning, so the goal is to avoid the bigger holds on Churning to get the 5.11b grade. Crux comes just after the routes split.


Starts just left of the opening to the arch. There is one obvious line that goes up the entire arch (Tube Steak), this shared start is the next line of bolts left of that route. This route is the leftmost of the routes that share the same start.


5 or 6 bolts to two bolt anchor. All bolts have permadraws.

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By peter heekin
Jan 12, 2017

Probably the worst route in the little cave

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