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The Nordwand 

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

Type:  Sport, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Schmitt/Sepsen
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Submitted By: Tradiban on Jun 26, 2009

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More obvious line with the draws on it.


From Huston's topo:
Start up the first two bolts of Secret Agent Man before stepping to right around arete and charging up the steep north face. Better than it looks. Good karma points to whoever installs chains at the top.


Starts up SAM and then steps around arete to the inside face.


9 Bolts. NO CHAINS! Perma biners on the last 2 bolts. NOT BOOTY BINERS.

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By Tradiban
Jun 26, 2009

Huston's topo:
By Tradiban
Mar 22, 2010

Start on the arete, bring a pad or stick clip the first bolt (if you are into that sort of thing) and charge on good holds and moves to the top crux.

Bring a medium nut to back up th last bolt for a TR set up or if you go to the sport crag with out your rack tie a knot in a sling and use that for pro :)
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Aug 7, 2010
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

I left a biner on the 2nd to last bolt so nobody will have to lower off one bolt. Already was a biner on the last bolt (probably Rhoads).

Great route, perhaps my favorite at Qual. Interesting and varied moves.
By Alex Zucca
From: University Heights
Jun 21, 2016

As of June 2016 there is only a perma-draw on the 2nd to last bolt.
By nbollier
From: Portland, Oregon
Nov 14, 2016

Some kind soul has replaced the perma draws on both the last and second to last bolts

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