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The Classic 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 320'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: Any sunny day
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Submitted By: Scott Matz on Apr 13, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: The Ledges, P1 to tree.

Description 

We started on the far right of the ledges under a small, left-facing dihedral.

P1. Work up and to the left for best pro options, 80 feet of (5.8+). It is runout after 80 feet to the first Terrace (5.7). Top out 20 feet east of big tree. 160-180' in total per JFM.

P2. It is in the middle of the wall just under a bulge. Belay here because it protects belayer from falling rock. This is the 120 foot crux pitch, due to sparse placments and loose rock (5.8).

P3. This is the shortest pitch around 50 feet+. This rock is more solid than the rest of the route, mostly 5.7 with a couple of 8 moves.

Location 

Just east of The Practice Wall, over the guardrail, and down by the river. The descent gully is north west, in between Friendship Seven and The Practice Wall.

Protection 

A couple of small tri-cams (P1), mostly small cams and nuts, medium stoppers and a hand full of long runners. No fixed gear. Watch your chockstones.


Photos of The Classic Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Ledges, upper section (above tree).
BETA PHOTO: The Ledges, upper section (above tree).
Rock Climbing Photo: Eric on lead P2 conquering the gear puzzle.
Eric on lead P2 conquering the gear puzzle.
Rock Climbing Photo: This is where we started our first pitch, which se...
This is where we started our first pitch, which se...
Rock Climbing Photo: Eric Winne following P1 of our climb in 2009. phot...
Eric Winne following P1 of our climb in 2009. phot...
Rock Climbing Photo: The top of P1, be careful.
The top of P1, be careful.
Rock Climbing Photo: Scott Matz leading the ledges P1.
Scott Matz leading the ledges P1.
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the middle of pitch 1, a little runout if ...
This is the middle of pitch 1, a little runout if ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking at the first pitch of the Ledges.
BETA PHOTO: Looking at the first pitch of the Ledges.

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By JFM
Sep 11, 2015

Total length on P1 is 160-180 ft from ground to tree.
There are LOTS of LARGE loose rocks at all the belay stations. Be very careful.

Walk-off up-canyon following animal trails. The walkoff is a standard loose BTC affair.

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