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YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Drederek on Apr 19, 2012

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Ed in the pod!

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    This is a good line thats been somewhat neglected. It starts with an escape from a cool little pod into a nice layback section following the face crack up and slightly right till it nears the arete. Nice holds appear as needed. Then switch back 4-5 feet to the left to another crack and finish straight up. Its definitely climbable in its current state but there are a lot of big,loose blocks stacked above it that you'll have to negotiate on your way to a somewhat offline anchor. We picked the one to the left above the now finished project(?)


    Its a few columns right of Inca Roads and Imperial Master, distinguished by the pod down low with a somewhat rare for the area non-dihedral crack rising out of it


    pro to 3" but you could put in a large piece down low.

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    By Drederek
    Apr 19, 2012

    Sure would be nice to have an anchor on this one at the top of the solid rock. I'll give it a light brushing next time I'm down that way.

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