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Spinal Nerve 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 115'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Ted Smith on Jan 10, 2016

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Fun crack above that is worth the trouble getting ...

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Description 

Ascends a nice right leaning hand crack up an initially steep wall that gradually eases. Take the leftward horizontal crack to another small crack above, past a bolt, then scramble to the anchors for left rib climbs.

Location 

Midway between the left and right ribs of Sven Tower 3. Route C on the posted topo.

Protection 

A bolt is present to assist getting to the crack across a steep slab. Another one is at the top of the crack system to aid rope management from the anchors.


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By Ted Smith
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Jan 10, 2016

Gear is needed prior to clipping the first bolt in order to protect the anchor and belayer. This route is very fun and well worth the trouble of setting up natural anchor and protecting the belayer. It is a bit 'nervy' to lead, though. :-)

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