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YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Ed Ash? energized bolter(s)?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 8, 2009

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    This is one of the nicer lines at this crag. It ascends a slab to an overlap in the center of the northwest aspect of this crag.

    The start is kind of weird. There is a bolt clippable from the ground on the right, ignore it. Ascend the right side of this nook past a bolt. Moving up you could clip a bolt on this block on the right, but I wouldn't. Step up onto a nice slab past 3 more bolts to an overlap. Choice time. You could force a double undercling, get your feet up move over the overlap or you can move slightly right and more gracefully surmount the overlap. Continue up to the 2 bolt anchor with Mussy hooks on the left, 70', or go up higher to yet another 2 bolt anchor, ~85-90'. The higher set of anchors will add rope drag.

    Others have provided a name, Thunderhead. This may have been climbed in the 1980s by Ed Ash.


    Go up the obvious slab to the overlap on the northwest aspect of this face. It is just left of the "ear route" which starts on less-appealing terrain with rock scars.


    8-9 bolts.

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    By goingUp
    From: over here
    Jun 11, 2013
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    At the overhang, you can either go straight up the bolt line to thin hands/slopy side pulls (my book calls this 11...) or use the crack 2 feet to the right, (with the bolts just at your left hip) 10b,
    one of the more interesting climbs at the crag, & well-protected.
    By Joncharlesdavis
    May 24, 2015
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    Sweet climb. I went right at the roof pumpy after the roof.
    By Andrew Locke
    From: Louisville, CO
    Aug 4, 2015
    rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

    Really enjoyed this one. Thoughtful climbing above and below the crux, but none of it is too hard. The crux is sequency and thoughtful but really excellent once you work it out. Very well-protected.

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