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YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Bill Horton
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Submitted By: Ky Harkey on Apr 26, 2010

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Description 

Beautiful, left leaning crack that turns vertical and slightly overhanging halfway up. The route starts with a bouldery step into the seem between the Matterhorn and the Grade A boulder. Tight hands finishes with a bulge to the top.

Location 

The route is the obvious west facing crack in-between the Matterhorn, Flathead and Grade A.

Protection 

Medium Pro (.5-2). Set an anchor with medium pieces in the crack on top. Walk-off on the east side.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Maria pulling some moves on the #1 half of Top Cho...
Maria pulling some moves on the #1 half of Top Cho...
Rock Climbing Photo: Derek pulling through the crux on lead. This persp...
Derek pulling through the crux on lead. This persp...
Rock Climbing Photo: After making the top choice
After making the top choice
Rock Climbing Photo: Midway through Top Choice.
Midway through Top Choice.
Rock Climbing Photo: Daniel leading Top choice and approaching the crux...
Daniel leading Top choice and approaching the crux...

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By DGraham
From: Dallas
Aug 31, 2014

we just went to this route the first of september and this crack is completely filled with bats and the foot high pile of guano at the base. Not disgusting, kinda cool, but enough to keep you off the climb. are bats in this crack a yearly thing or just seasonal?
By Derek Strittmatter
From: Houston, Texas
Jan 25, 2015

I'm not sure if the bats are seasonal, but we climbed it on 1/24/15 and there were no signs of bats.
By mikey.bui Bui
Mar 30, 2015

3/29/15. Can confirm of the bats.
By ggstart
Apr 11, 2016

Had a group climbing 4/10/2016. No bats that we could see.
Great crack lead climb, working the overhang takes a bit, but worth the work.
GGS

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