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Urchin 

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

   
Type:  TR, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Season: year round
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Submitted By: Rick Shull on Nov 2, 2006

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Description 

Urchin follows the Standard Route until it exits left into the chimney. At the top of the upper dihedral continue straight up ever steepening finger buckets until the surprise move to the "urchin". Find the two finger pocket with your left hand and mantel onto the slab.

Location 

Start Standard Route (look for the blocky holds).

Protection 

Stainless bolts above top out. Use long slings to extend over the chimney.


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By Nick Black
From: Arcata, CA
Oct 17, 2015

Another variation is to head right across the upper face and do a big throw to a jug on the arête, then slap your way up it on good slopers to the anchor