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Straight Up 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Alexe Hanlon / Phil Stennett
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Phil Stennett on Jul 29, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: Straight Up from the base

Description 

"Are you guys going straight up the middle of that?" - A hiker with his kids.

The most obvious route to the top going straight up the middle of the face. Most of the climbing is significantly easier than 5.7 with a couple of crux moves which are close to the bolts. The moves are fun, and although it is not an instant classic this would be a great spot to get a taste of multipitch or work on your skills.

From the top you can either rap back to the base or top out and take the established hiking trail all the way back down.

The rock on the route is solid but there is still some moss and dirt which we will be working to clean a little more. Some traffic will do it the world of good!

Location 

From the main trail go straight into the face when you can see it around 20 feet from the trail through the bushes. From the anchor on top a short incredibly easy walk up and left gets you to the lookout and the top of the hiking trail.

Protection 

1st Pitch - 5 bolts - 31m
2nd Pitch - 4 bolts - 30m
Both pitches have 2 bolt rap anchors.

Be careful to knot your ends when lowering and rappelling as they can both be done with a 60m rope but it is incredibly close!


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By ryanbrushett
Jul 29, 2015

Beautiful area and very easy access make this route worth doing for anyone.
Particularly well suited as an introduction to multiple pitches.
By Phil Stennett
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From: St. John
Sep 21, 2015

The very top section is still quite dirty, but it is also even easier than the rest of the route, probably coming in around 5.3 or 5.4 so shouldn't cause anyone any real trouble. We have put many, many hours into cleaning up the route and will continue to improve it over time but it is definitely in a state where it can be climbed and enjoyed.

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