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Taking a Bath With Strangers 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Dave Daly, Roger Hayashi, March 1997
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Submitted By: rhyang on Feb 17, 2013

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Sam on-sights a great route.


Crux is finessing to the first bolt on thin friction moves.

On some topos this route is misnamed "Anubis (5.9)".


Leftmost bolted route on the Hippo Wall. Two metolius rap hangers at the top (rounded, so you can thread the rope through and rappel off). Two ropes or a single 70m should do it.


Nine bolts

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Rock Climbing Photo: We added another rap ring.
BETA PHOTO: We added another rap ring.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the route
BETA PHOTO: Looking up the route

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By Abhay Patil
Jun 12, 2017

Climbed this fun route just yesterday. Contrary to the description, there was only one Metolius rap ring. We added another one. Now there are two for rappelling down nicely!

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