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YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I ZA: 5 British: M 1c

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 240'
Original:  YDS: Easy 5th French: 1+ Ewbanks: 3 UIAA: I ZA: 5 British: M 1c [details]
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Submitted By: craig on Jan 6, 2007

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Can single pitch with a 70m. I belayed at a grassy...

Description 

This has some loose rock, in particular, there is one very big, loose block near the top.

Location 

Walk around the base of the crag to the right until you find the gully-ish start of the main crack system.

Protection 

It has no fixed gear.


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By Sam Sala
From: Denver, CO
Aug 21, 2017
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

Jumped on this to kill some time driving down to Lake City and thought it was a fun little route. Climbs a bit dirty in spots but still enjoyable. Overall, 5.Easy, but with a little effort, I think we tipped it into the 5.5/5.6 realm (climb left side/face of the gully/corner). You can single pitch this with a 70m. We never went for the south rap chains (ended up rapping the route on a fixed 60m that was already there), but the walkoff looks super straightforward down the hill to climber's right. Not sure what the fixed line's story is, but rope was in great shape, and the anchor was solid enough (though a bit sun kissed). Left it all there in case someone was using it for (???).

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