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The Witch Doctor's Apprentice 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Dave Jones, Don Serl
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Submitted By: Mark Roberts on Feb 23, 2010

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Two roofs and a chimney. Fun stuff all around. The first crux is the first roof.


It's around the corner West of Crime of the Century and Penny Lane, but East of Up Up and Away. South-West facing corner, the only one on Penny Lane that isn't Quarryman.


All trad, easily protectable but I equalized two cams below the first roof. I sewed it up though, placed eleven pieces.

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By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jun 20, 2013

Dave...according to your profile you lead 5.10C trad, but you sewed up "Witch Doctor's" (5.9) with 11 pieces. Is there something more we need to know about protection on this climb?
By Mark Roberts
From: Vancouver, BC
Jun 21, 2013

Ha, no, you just need to know that I didn't always lead 10c on gear, there was a time I was maxed out at 5.9.

But maybe the thing you ned to know is that the climb eats gear? (to my memory, at least)
By Mat Brunton
Jul 12, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Fun route up a corner crack through a couple small roofs. As of June 2015, the first roof had a bomber fixed cam at what is probably the crux of the route. Solid pro throughout.
By Scott Brown
From: Bellingham
Aug 28, 2017

Beta alert:

Red C3 around the right side of the 1st roof crux is sooo good.

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