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The Haunting 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Trad, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Gary Rall
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Submitted By: Micah Klesick on Nov 9, 2014

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This line starts just left of Bad Omen, goes up two bolts, and then cuts right across Bad Omen into an angling fist crack that ends at the first pitch Superstition anchor. The crux is the first 25'. You can ease the route to 5.11+ by going up the first 4 bolts of Bad Omen and then cutting right into the hand crack to the anchor. (Also a more direct route.)


A couple feet left of Bad Omen.


bolts and some gear to 2" for the hand crack.

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By E rizzle
From: Eugene, Oregon
Mar 3, 2015

Is this thing really 12b? That bottom section is absolutely heinous.
By Micah Klesick
From: Vancouver, WA
Mar 3, 2015

That is the original grade by Gary Raul. As as well his original grade on the "11c" bypass. Whether accurate or not, well, that's up for debate.
By Micah Klesick
From: Vancouver, WA
Apr 5, 2015

The old bolts have been replaced with SS bolts as of 4/5/15. The bolted crack above was left as is, as there is excellent cam placements next to the bolts, and since the route is mixed anyway, it didn't make sense to replace them.

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