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The Direct Route 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 175'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: applewood on Jun 7, 2013

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Description 

THE DIRECT ROUTE 5.10b ** 175’ (or 2 pitch) M (11b)
Climbs a direct line up the middle of the face from the lowest point on the lower buttress to a rap/belay station on the huge ledge half way up to the top chain anchors - can be done in one pitch or two. (Better to rap the route than lower over the sharp edge on top).
P1 – 5.7 * 80’ F (6b) –Broken easy rock on the lower face leads to some interesting face climbing before the big ledge (2 ring anchors).
P2 – 5.10b ** 95’ M (5b) – Continue up the corner from the belay ledge, and climb on sound rock directly through the obvious weaknesses to the top (2 chain anchors). At least a #3 and .5 cam are needed to protect the initial (crux) corner.

Location 

Takes a direct line up the middle of the South Face (past the large ledge at mid point and up the arched corner above).

Protection 

mixed - several medium to large cams are needed


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Rock Climbing Photo: Climber above the crux on The Direct Route.
Climber above the crux on The Direct Route.

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