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Telescoping Sum 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Bernard Gillett and Bob Jasperson
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Submitted By: Rich Kelly on Apr 30, 2009

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Near the top.


Climb up past steep hand crack (5.9-), and then head leftward up a nice and moderate groove/crack system. At its top, step awkwardly left to another shallow groove/corner that is a bit dirty. At its top is the crux bulge (place pro in undercling to the left) which will land you on the same ledge as the rappel tree of Original Route. Traverse left to the tree and belay.


This is the crack just left of big roof (Wilford Roof) on right side of cliff. It is about 25' right of Original Route. Rap from Original Route's rappel tree (80').


Standard rack.

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Aug 10, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Save a 1.5-2" cam (green Camalot) to protect the top move via the undercling, or maybe the yellow alien for the open spot in the main crack. You will want something in up there! The move onto the slab is not hard, but it is psychological!
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Jan 29, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The move up top Tony calls psychological was impossible for us today as the flat area was covered in ice. We had to do a 5.11 move to the left to get to the anchor.

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