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Tick Itch 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13 [details]
FA: Terry Kennedy & Gary Skaar 1978
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Submitted By: Matt Wenger on Jun 4, 2017

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BETA PHOTO: Tick Itch 5.8+ PG13


Climb the face for a few moves and move right into the wavy crack. Follow good cracks around right of a small roof. Continue up the narrow ramp, passing a few good rest stances and good pro. About 2/3 of the way up, slot the perfect keyhole nut placement, and say goodbye to protection (minus 1 BD 0.3) for about 35' (crux). Cheer loudly as you reach the hand crack again just below the belay ledge. 120'

Rappel from chains. 60m rope would probably make it to the ground with stretch. We used a 70m.

This goes at 5.8 in both local guidebooks, but it is harder than both Sparerib and Zig Zag.


Start under a wide crack on the corner about 10' right of Zig Zag.


Double cams to 3" with one 4" piece, nuts. Offsets very useful on this pitch. Chain anchor (shared with start of Piecrust).

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