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Under The Big Top 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Karl McConachie, Jay Smith (1981)
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Submitted By: Salamanizer on Dec 3, 2014

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Finishing the last pitch of Under the Big Top

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Description 

Climb the first short pitch of Eeyores Enigma or Freak Show to the start of Under the Big Top. Once at the start, begin traversing under the big roof out right. Look for a piton and possibly some old slings to mark the spot where to build a hanging belay. Make sure to stop here least you be stricken with unbelievably horrific rope drag. Continue climbing out right ending at the bolted anchor and ledge that is the top of the second pitch of Travelers Buttress. Continue up Travelers or rappel to the ground with a 70m rope, or if you have a 60m, make a short rappel to the shotty anchors of Purple Haze and make one more rappel from there to the ground. Bring a leaver sling!

Location 

The big obvious roof left of the second pitch of Travelers Buttress. You can't miss it.

Protection 

Cams, doubles to 3"


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By Corey Todd
From: Davis, CA
Dec 11, 2014

Worth doing! Sustained with no feet but good gear