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Summer Session 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 160'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Michael Kimm, Summer 2011
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Michael Kimm on May 17, 2012

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Description 

Climb the right approach pitch (5.5) to an anchor below the large corner, then step right and follow the right-hand line of bolts up an arete and then through an alley of ribbed huecos and horizontal pinches to a sit-down rest atop a small pillar. Follow the line up and around a roof to the left where a thin section past a short rightward traverse proves to be the crux. A cool climb.

Location 

Rappel with one 60m rope.

Protection 

Bolts to chains.


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By Mostafa Noori
From: Fresno, CA
Oct 14, 2013

This route along with others at this new crag still have loose rock. A really large brick sized chunk came off today right at us. I'm bringing my helmet next time and would advise climbers and belayers to wear their helmets.
By Stephane Fitch
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Nov 5, 2013
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13

I readily agree with Mostafa. I took a 30-foot whipper below the penultimate bolt after a crimper hold on the thin face crumbled in my fingers. The route is well bolted, though, and my fall was quite safe, since the thin face is over empty, overhung space. So otherwise, an interesting climb. It should get better once the loose stuff all breaks off.

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