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Son of a Birch 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: WS 10/83
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Submitted By: Jonathan Steitzer on Apr 18, 2011

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a better shot of the starting overhang


This striking crack is found on the right side of the buttress.

It begins with a over hanging left leaning crack, that becomes a right trending finger crack once you've hucked the overhang.

Takes gear like a champ, and is super fun.


On the big chick hill tower buttress, on the side that faces the main face.


Trad. Can be top roped too.

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By Dom
From: New Brunswick Canada
Jun 29, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Man I remember doing this route and thinking that the crux was obviously the overhanging start. Faack! the start was the easy part! That finger crack after the overhang isn't that good and those feet suck! That being said, what as fun route!!

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