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Updraft from Hell 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: GFA - Micah Klesick/Elise Klesick
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Micah Klesick on Jun 14, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Updraft From Hell just after being led.


This fun trad line starts at the base of a blocky dihedral, and then turns into a good fingers crack, and goes under a decent sized roof, and out along the left edge, and then up around the left side of the roof to chain anchors on the top. Getting on top of the roof can be a little spicy, as your last cam is under the roof, so a fall would long, but clean. You could also place a .75 cam into the slot before making the move if you wanted to. There are a few crux moves in a couple locations, but nothing too difficult.


obvious cleaned dihedral with a good sized roof capping it.


Standard rack to 1" down low, and 2-3 small finger size cams for the top half.

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