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The Pinwheel 

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

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Dec 23, 2014

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Description 

The Pinwheel offers a moderate opportunity to sample the smooth polished basalt of Fossil Falls. pull up on overlapping smooth tile-like holds. Once on the shelf climb up and right to a steep headwall. Continue up the headwall on polished incuts to a mantle over the top.

Location 

Third climb on the right from the precipice. Just right of the right facing corner.

Protection 

TR (with directional)


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By Preston Rhea
From: Mammoth Lakes
Dec 27, 2014

I led this climb a while back on small gear. Essentially, this turns the first half of the climb into a boulder problem and the second half protected fairly well by a nest of small cams. It probably deserves an "R" rating if climbed that way.

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