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The Griffin 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a R

   
Type:  Trad, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a R [details]
FA: Jim & Ann Kominski 1989
Season: Gets late afternoon sun
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Submitted By: john durr on Jan 27, 2015

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Description 

This is a two bolt mixed face route, excellent moves and cool climbing, the rock quality is pretty rank but that just adds to the fun!

Start up a nice finger-thin hand crack with good gear until it fades into loose rock, figure out a way to traverse about 10' right to another loose crack making some scrappy moves to a welcome bolt. Ascend more loose grainy flared crack-like face climbing to a committing move up and left to reach another welcome bolt. Grain it out to the top!

Location 

This is the second mixed face route about 100 feet left of Spitwad, it is located on a narrow buttress. To descend, scramble off to the east or 4th class west over to the bolted rap anchor above Young Lust.

Protection 

A nice selection of cams and stoppers from thin to a #2 (yellow) camelot, plus two new ASCA bolts. Gear anchor hand size cams or wrap a big block.


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