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Something Obscure 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Erickson & Higbee, 1975
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Submitted By: Chris Archer on Jun 4, 2007

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  • Description 

    Climb a short finger crack (crux), just right of Napster to a ledge. Get an optional belay here or continue straight up a somewhat right-trending, bushy crack and corner system, passing two old fixed pins along the way. Stepping right onto the face whenever things get bushy makes for a more pleasant outing. Belay with great care at a large tree at the top of the cliff with lots of loose rock.

    Descent: the easiest descent involves traversing uphill to the tree above The Daily Grind's second pitch. A short (20') rappel takes you to the DG's anchors. With an 80m rope, you can rap 40m to the ground from here or stop at the Napster anchors.


    Nuts to #3 or #3.5 Friend. If done in one pitch, doubles of #2, #2.5 and #3 are useful.

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    By JoshQ
    Sep 25, 2016
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    Lots of growth/dirt on this route and rock quality was less than ideal. Make sure belay has helmet. Didn't end up using any gear larger than #2 BD.

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