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Tynesider's Lament 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 800', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Paul Ross, Layne Potter, Sept 27, 2007
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: USBRIT Ross on Oct 1, 2007

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Starts about 50' right of Tsunami (small cairn) ,located on the Surfing the Swell formation.Nice climbing ,has a small section of flaky rock.The crux on the third pitch is short and well protected.

(P1. Up the slab towards on undercut crack,then climb to a bolt at 100'. Continue slightly to the right to double anchors. 200'5.6R.
(P2. Straight up to a bolt at about 30', trend up right then back left to a bolt at the bottom of a right facing corner. Follow Corner to good juniper tree belay. 140'.5.8.
(P3. Climb about 40'passed two bolts on awkward rock (crux) then follow the yellow arete above and right of the Tsunami groove, through a notch to good ledge and double anchors.180' 5.9d (
P4.Up black easy slabs to reach anchors at top of P4 Tsunami.240' 5.0. Descend route or follow Tsunami (about 400'+) to a fine summit and views.

Descent:- Rap 200' to a rap sling on a spike .Here one can 4th class down and around the corner to the left and anchors at the top of P3 ,then 3 raps to the ground.


Located on the Surfing the Swell formation . See route photo.


One #2 Camelot. two quick draws . slings Two 60m ropes.

Photos of Tynesider's Lament Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Wey-I-Man.....Swell A Team !!
Wey-I-Man.....Swell A Team !!
Rock Climbing Photo: Layne top of pitch 4
Layne top of pitch 4
Rock Climbing Photo: The 180' 5.9 pitch 3.
The 180' 5.9 pitch 3.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 2
Pitch 2
Rock Climbing Photo: P.Ross on First Pitch
P.Ross on First Pitch

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