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Staircase of the Elves 

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

Type:  Trad, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Nate Ball on Nov 10, 2016

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The corner on the right


Short but high-quality hand-crack corner. From the nook at the gully, pull up onto the small ledge to the right, below the crack. Chimney and/or stem upwards, using the feature on the left, until the crack thins from 4" to good hands. Move up this for a few moves, using face holds and edges as they make themselves available. A short section of tight-hands may provide a slight crux before it widens to good hands again.

The anchor used to be a single manky yellow rope hanging from the rappel-tree set about 10m back from the edge. This has since (as of 10/2016) been made unnecessary with the addition of a redundant webbing anchor off of a bush closer to the edge, which now hangs over the lip, with a biner at the anchor point. This facilitates easy TRing and lowering. You can still use the yellow rope to get up to the ledge and continue through the bush to setup top-ropes on routes to the left.


At the back of the gully between Dancing with Dragons and Bush Remedy. Scramble up behind the big tree to a flat alcove.


#1-4, double 1-2

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