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YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Bob Dickinson 1995
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Submitted By: Mike Madsen on Mar 17, 2016

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This line starts on a cracked face.The Busse/Burr guidebook rates this as 5.8 PG-13. You can place some small piece(s) here. It feels like an easy boulder problem so if you boulder alot there really shouldn't be a PG13 rating feels like a highball thats easy. Moves up to a balancing like rock you can place a cam here with a long sling and then pull the bulge and up to the anchor. Doesn't look like much but turns out to be a fun warm up.


NE face in the gully leading up to RIP.


only a few pieces. I used a nut for the first placement and then placed a #2 camalot up above.

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