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Southern Cross 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Chris Banks and Kevin Murphy
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: ChrisB on Sep 27, 2007

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Chris moving past the crux (photo by Dan Gambino).

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Description 

Begin 25' right from the start of Winds of Fortune.

Climb up to a bolt 15' off the ground, step right, then up to an obvious flake (10d, thin). Traverse left to the L-diagonalling finger crack of Winds of Fortune. Climb this for eight feet to a jug, but then crank out right (10d) to a big flake. Mantle up onto the flake, clip a bolt, then undercling up and right along a seam (crux, 11b). Where the seam turns vertical, face climb up and left across another diagonal seam to gain the low-angle slab above. Belay 20-30 feet higher on a ledge with a slung flake.

Protection 

2 bolts + small wires and cams to 1.5"

Rappel 90' from sling anchor. If belaying/toproping off this anchor, bring a few med/large stoppers and a 1" cam, plus a cordalette to equalize everything.


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By kevin murphy
From: Lafayette, Colorado
Jan 11, 2009

Just talked to Chris on the phone. Reminded me of this route. Little gem of a route. Gets good sun this time of year. Good times....

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