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The Hounds 

YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b PG13 [details]
FA: Todd Swain and Mark Wallace, 1986
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Submitted By: akline on Feb 29, 2012

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Start in a chimney formed by the right side of a huge block leaning against the cliff; the same as Dog-Stick-Ridge link-up. Climb the chimney to a ledge, then traverse out right through an open book/ finger crack. At the end of the crack, traverse left under the roof, then fire straight up the face.


About 15 feet right of Baskerville Terrace, at a large block leaning against the wall that forms a right-facing chimney.


Initially the pro is good, but in the crux you are clipping old, bad pitons that are half-out. Just before the crux and just after the crux you get bomber gear, but after that gear there is not much until you get to the communal anchor.

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By BrianRH
From: Jersey City, NJ
Mar 12, 2012

If you are uneasy clipping the old pin on the bouldery crux, it is easy to set up a TR by the old rap station

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