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The Maw 

YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: K. Duncan, D. Humphrey, 2016
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ken Duncan on Jun 1, 2016

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This may be the most unique route at Crosier. It looks like an overhanging offwidth and squeeze chimney - the Harding Slot of Crosier, BUT slabbing, slopers, liebacking, stemming, and crimps. No offwidth or chimneying is required. It looks intimidating but climbs very nicely!

P1. 5.10c/d. Belay at a bolt at the base. Head up the slab to a thin crack out a roof. Take slopers up into the overhanging maw (height-dependent crux). Once established inside, make a blind clip out right. Head right out of the chimney under the chockstones, and climb flakes to the anchors. Wild!


It is fifty feet right of The Shnoz.


Six bolts.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Exiting the Maw.
Exiting the Maw.
Rock Climbing Photo: The blind clip.
The blind clip.

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