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

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 250', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c R [details]
FA: 3/15/14
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Submitted By: Jonah Klein on Mar 24, 2014

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Route to 1st Belay station


Great Arch Area. Starts just inside of the corner to the right of the wall. Can scramble up about 35 to 40 feet before starting, there is a decent ledge to belay from just above a small tree. Pitch #1: Heading for straight above, have to work left and right about 70 feet till under a ceiling. you will have to pass a small tree with a red cordelette and D link. **(Alt ) to complete the route must go right, I went left and made my way onto Outside Chance. Pitch #2 Traverse left about 40 feet and ascend up 50 feet and make your way for second spot for Belay station under a big ceiling. Pitch#3, Work up and to the left till just under the ceiling at another outside corner, now a long traverse left following just under the ceiling until reaching a sharp corner which you must climb up to make your way up to the top. (Look at the Photo's, they should be very helpful. I made a climb next to the route to add additional views of the climb. )


To find at great arch wall look up at the massive ceiling above, start far Right, scramble up to a small ledge with a tree on it. Get down with the Hike or make way down to Rib rappel stations and repel down.. ( I have not repelled the great arch area).


Trad, nuts and cams. 1st pitch rated PG. Second pitch with 1st traverse I would rate R. was only able to place a single piece and was my smallest cam until started working up and was able to place more. 2nd belay point was tri cams and nuts for anchor. Final pitch also R. Small cams a Must. Tree anchors on top but i did not use it. I hiked out. NOTE: communication is very difficult on this climb. There is 2 instances where you will loose site of your partner and cannot see or hear them due to wind and highway. You will need to both be comfortable with rope signals, or shouting like crazy people, but even shouting was mis-comunicated so be very weary.

Photos of Trick Photography (Alt 1) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting scramble ledge
Starting scramble ledge
Rock Climbing Photo: 1st belay close up and 2nd pitch route
1st belay close up and 2nd pitch route
Rock Climbing Photo: Jonah Solo at 2nd Pitch before traverse.
Jonah Solo at 2nd Pitch before traverse.
Rock Climbing Photo: 2nd Pitch Traverse to outside corner.
2nd Pitch Traverse to outside corner.

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By Larry S
From: Easton, Pennsylvania
Mar 25, 2014

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