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The Layback 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on Jun 6, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: The Layback

Description 

The name says it all. Layback the crack. A fun and challenging route. Usually done as a top rope problem, but could be lead if someone was so inclined.
  • RCM&W #27, p.37.

Location 

To the right of The Squeeze lies a roof with a thin crack.

Protection 

Small stuff to protect the crack. Standard top rope setup.


Photos of The Layback Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Kaz pulling through the end of the hard climbing
Kaz pulling through the end of the hard climbing
Rock Climbing Photo: leading this climb is possible with smaller hexs, ...
BETA PHOTO: leading this climb is possible with smaller hexs, ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting the cruz
Starting the cruz
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul preparing to toprope The Layback.
Paul preparing to toprope The Layback.
Rock Climbing Photo: fun moves to pull roof
fun moves to pull roof
Rock Climbing Photo: the crux
the crux
Rock Climbing Photo: Myself entering the business of The Layback.
Myself entering the business of The Layback.
Rock Climbing Photo: Miriam Taylor attempting to pull the roof of The L...
Miriam Taylor attempting to pull the roof of The L...

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By Backwards Eric
Aug 9, 2017

Suggested rack in order (C4 sizes): .4, .3, .2, .2, .3, .75, .3

I got a .2 C4 as my last piece in the roof crack and leaned out to get a .3 in the vertical crack, then went up into the crux and fell...and that .3 popped. The .2 held and I lightly touched ground. So the second time I got the .3 in better and also got a purple link cam kind of in there, but they were probably no better. I think another .2 (I didn't have one) is what would have been better for the beginning of the vertical crack to protect the crux as you get above the roof.

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