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Switchbacks, Direct Start 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13 [details]
FA: Dave Rearick, 1958
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 14, 2008

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Description 

Climb large edges to a single bolt about 20' off the ground, pull the crux, and then wander upwards to a ledge where you can get some gear (1.5") before under-clinging left along a gaping flake - this is where Switchbacks comes in from the left - continue up that route to it's belay under a small arch.

  • Fun climbing but it's a little heads up with the bolt being so high, although a micro cam might just fit below the bolt (a #0 Metolius tcu doesn't fit).

Location 

Center of Flintstone Slab, about 50' right of Fred.

Protection 

bolt (3/8"), gear to 3"


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By Tradiban
Aug 7, 2014

Heading right to a second bolt is the route Betty, 5.10a.

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