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YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Erik Pohlman on Sep 1, 2008

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Looking up shows the nice flake about 3/4 up the r...


Hand and fist crack, leaning slightly left.


Left around the corner from Hackberry.


Gear to 4 camalot, 2 bolt anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Fantastic warm up route
Fantastic warm up route
Rock Climbing Photo: Treebeard
Rock Climbing Photo: Tree Beard
BETA PHOTO: Tree Beard
Rock Climbing Photo: Half way up on "Treebeard"
Half way up on "Treebeard"

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By Ignacio
From: Denver, CO
May 13, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The guidebook suggests a 5.7 rating for this route but it felt to me like a solid 5.8, talking to other climbers that sent this one that seems to be the general consensus as well.
By Justin D.A.
Mar 27, 2012
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Classic! If something this short could be considered to be. Wet and wide in plAces.
By Jon Wood
Apr 25, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The old guidebook lists it as a 5.8. I think it's been sandbagged. Definitely a 5.8. Great climb. Kind of a bouldery start, but eases up a bit higher. Takes gear well, a couple of #3's and #4's will get you up the majority of it. Threw a number one in up top to protect the move to the anchors. Good times.
By Dakota from North Dakota
Jun 28, 2013

Free soloed this route today on sight. Naked. Very fun short crack! Would make for a good practice route for new crack climbers.
By artem Vasilyev
Mar 17, 2014

This crack accepts mainly 3's the whole way up, save for a .75 placements halfway up. Dont be like me and have to place 3 cams the whole route - definitely had some mildly scary runout due to lack of gear, but was an easy climb overall. Tiny bit awkward at the start due to my hand size
By Mike W.
From: Des Moines, IA
Feb 10, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Agree with the above posts. Take #3's up this and you'll be happy. Was able to find a spot for a #4 as well but they are not necessary.

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