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Spanning the Gap 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b PG13 [details]
FA: The Swains '99
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Submitted By: Greg Barnes on Dec 21, 2006

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Description 

Awesome-looking line up the middle of the best-looking black buttress right of Flight Path. Starts with an overhung pink rock roof (may need a partner boost!). Unfortunately, the giant hollow flake that you have to use, loose rock crux (rated 5.9 by Swain but I bet holds have departed since), and so-so rock detract from a great line. A second pitch is reported in Swain but looks very loose and lame.

Location 

Right of Flight Path by about 200yds.

Protection 

Pro to 3", 2 bolts


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By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 22, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

When I climbed this in 2005, I found the rating to be a tough 5.9, the protection was fine and the choss-factor was not too bad. All in all, a pretty good route.

We climbed the second pitch too which leads up to another two-bolt anchor which I found to be pretty shoddy. In fact, I refused to rappel from the pitch-two anchor, so we either downclimbed or made a short rap into Gemstone Gully, and then rapped down the gully to the base of the route.

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