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The Perez Highway 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 210'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Joe & Judy Perez 10/24/08
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Submitted By: John Halupowski on Jul 7, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: Zack Potter making a rest stop on The Perez Highwa...

Description 

A clean well bolted slab 1st pitch and a little wandering second pitch.
P.1 A bouldery start up nice slab passing 8 bolts to a two bolt rap anchor. (3 star pitch worth doing even if you don't have time for P.2) 70' 5.8+
P.2 Climb up a right diagonal ledge for about 30' to a bolt on the right side of a slab. Up the slab passing more bolts to a rap anchor. 5.7 140'

Location 

Located about 200' right of the approach trail on the right side of the first slabs just before a vegetated section and a slight uphill trend to the trail.

Protection 

Standard rack


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By Robert Hall
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From: North Conway, NH
Sep 29, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

As a friend of mine, while making one of the early ascents, was asked "Whadda you think...5.8?". He replied: "Hell, I've just made four consecutive 5.8 moves and the hard part (the steeper headwall) is still coming up!"

"Lot's-a "plus" in that "plus"!
By losbill
Jun 27, 2017

Ditto what Robert posted. This thing kicks my butt at the top. I don't do enough slab to be able to rate it accurately but I don't think it is 5.8+. Unless going right at the top, grabbing vegetation and using more vegetation to hand traverse left to the anchor is what the FAist did.

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