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Textbook Variation 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Kent Jameson and Pat Manley, 1982
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Submitted By: tenesmus on May 4, 2007

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Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed MORE INFO >>>


This is a nice offwidth to hand crack. It has just enough features and chimneying to make it a non-suffer type of offwidth. Much less of a thrutch than the ow on Crescent Crack (for reference).


There is a pine tree where Westwind Butress meets up with a gully on its bottom and left.


A few runners, medium nuts, a TCU or two and .75-#6 Camalot. You can exit the crack system about where there is a chockstone on edges right of the crack and there are two good nut placements in the crack on that right face. If you walk straight right and not up you can get to the bomber and new anchors of Grumpy old Men. Its really easy but a little runnout as long as you don't go too high. Otherwise, there is a nice chockstone belay and/or a tree with old, horrible slings on it from which to rap.

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