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The Key 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 150', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Grant Calder, John Wald (July, 1976)
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Submitted By: Jerome St-Michel on Nov 19, 2016

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Pier-Olivier Moreau on Pitch 2


The whole thing is kinda appealing. Wide and blocky this climb would certainly deserve more ascents. Its a real offwidth training couse! The following route's description is based on a pitch 1 variation. We thought this was the most logical way to start our journey!

Pitch 1: Climb the wide left leaning crack to a stance. Attack the upper portion....very classic. Boulder up to a nice ledge with rusty fixed gear. (45 ft) (5.8 G)

Pitch 2: Place some big gear while makin' your way up the deep reverse funnel. Again, boulder up some huge pieces of rock to a good ledge. (55ft) (5.8 G)

Pitch 3: Chimney up some easy ground, brake a roof and finish onto some steep vertical crack. (60 ft) (5.9 G)


The wide left leaning regular crack next right of Drop, Fly or Die's boulder filled trench.


Singles to 6, Doubles to 0.5. No fixed gear

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