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The River Why 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Owen Murphy
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Owen Murphy on Apr 10, 2017

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This line follows the prominent, yellowish arête through some fun, unfractured, river-polished stone. The route is actually slightly overhanging in sections making the slopey ledges a bit more exciting than they might seem. There are some critical little holds and sidepulls to look for near the top. Do not climb into the gully full of lichen on the left.

It is named after a favorite book.


6 bolts and a 2 bolt anchor.

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By Caitlin Eggimann
Apr 10, 2017

Righteous! This climb was so fun, I did it twice! This inviting route is a must stop for all climbers in the canyon. I can't wait until more climbs are developed in the area! :)
By Ken Duncan
From: Ft Collins, CO
Apr 15, 2017
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Nice addition to the area! Enjoyed hanging out on the "island" at the base. Unfortunately its season is about over, the crossing is getting pretty deep.

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