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S&S Left 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, TR
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: kenr on Nov 11, 2014

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Description 

The historic "official" difficulty grade in the old West Point guide was 5.10
The historic route description was:
"Up 30 feet to pocket window just over lip. Go for the left side of the pocket and continue left up to rap/belay station."

Perhaps this route shares the same move over the top of the obvious overhang with "S&S Right" - (see triangle of bolts) - but takes a harder approach to that move.

Could set up Top-Rope by making a short rappel from above the top of the cliff down to anchor bolts. Then might be convenient to place a directional to make the lower top-rope section come down roughly through the "triangle" of bolts at the overhang crux.

Location 

route name at bottom painted in white as of 2014
RRT 191
. (between "Foreshortening" and "S&S Right")

Protection 

Bolts -- years ago there were 10 bolts, but I have not checked to see if that count is still accurate


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By kenr
Nov 12, 2014

Seen from the ground, the crux overhang section looks blank for both hands and feet. Reaching it climbing from below left still feels blank and at first impossible.

Interesting (short) crux sequence -- made easier for me having earlier worked it its finish moves approaching from S&S Right.

Above that I trended right doing the same upper half as "S&S Right" . . . next several interesting 5.8-5.9 moves, finally lots of fun 5.6-5.7 to the top.

I don't remember seeing another line of bolts to the left in the upper half, but maybe I just wasn't looking hard enough.

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