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Under Raps 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 350', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Larry DeAngelo, George Wilson
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: George Wilson on Sep 22, 2009

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Description 

Pitch 1 - Start in a crack and move up about 30'. Step right and continue up to a huge belay ledge. This pitch has awkward climbing. The lower portion is kinda mossy so expect to get dirty! 80'

Pitch 2 - Start in the corner. Pull around the corner and through a roof. This is the crux of the climb. Once through the roof continue up on jugs to webbing. The pro is not obvious through the roof though it's definitely there. 100'

Pitch 3 - Climb the face/cracks on great pro. Once the rock starts to get iffy, make a traverse left on good holds to the base of a corner and belay. 80'

Pitch 4 - Climb up the corner to a face. Make some calculated moves on thin pro. Work up and left on easy terrain. This pitch might deserve a PG rating. 100'

Location 

This route is located on the right side of the buttress. From the approach hill, work up and right on 3rd class slab following cairns. Look for an obvious switch back. Take this switch back to a brushy ledge and work right to a ramp. The route is at the top. Rappel the route with 2 ropes.

Protection 

Rack to 4" doubled through 1. Rappel with 2 ropes.


Photos of Under Raps Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Larry scoping the Second Pitch
BETA PHOTO: Larry scoping the Second Pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: The beginning of the third pitch features more rel...
The beginning of the third pitch features more rel...
Rock Climbing Photo: Larry on the 4th pitch.
Larry on the 4th pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Coming over the headwall to the second belay.
Coming over the headwall to the second belay.
Rock Climbing Photo: Larry has moved past the roof onto jugs.
Larry has moved past the roof onto jugs.
Rock Climbing Photo: Yee Haw!  Pitch 2.
Yee Haw! Pitch 2.
Rock Climbing Photo: The first pitch.
The first pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: The first pitch
BETA PHOTO: The first pitch

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