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Valleyview 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 7 pitches, 600'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Mark Stewart
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Submitted By: Brad Warne on Jun 2, 2017

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BETA PHOTO: A look at Bankhead Buttress from the approach

Description 

This route has recently been re-bolted. A new variation keeps the grade at 5.9 but over all makes the route easier. There is some argument over the grade of the original route, as some people feel it is more like 10b instead of 5.9. Pitches can be combined, just bring more draws.

The variation starts on pitch three. From the pitch 2 belay, clip one protection bolt and head left (original route climbs straight up). This variation is 5.7 and ends at the pitch 4 anchors of the original route

Pitch 1: 40m, 5.6
Pitch 2: 25m, 5.9
Pitch 3: 25m, 5.8
Pitch 3 Variation: 55m 5.7
Pitch 4: 25m, 5.9
Pitch 5: 25m, 5.8
Pitch 6: 25m, 5.6
Pitch 7: 25m, 5.7

Rappel the route

Location 

The approach trail dumps you right at the base of the route. From here, scramble straight up for approx. 10m. When you get to a scrappy ledge system, traverse left for another 10m stepping across a gap, you should see the bolts for the belay

Protection 

Dozen draws and a few runners. All belays are two bolts with rings.


Photos of Valleyview Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 7
Pitch 7
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down pitch 6
Looking down pitch 6
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 5
Pitch 5
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 3 variation. Original route goes up the cent...
Pitch 3 variation. Original route goes up the cent...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 2
Pitch 2
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 2
Pitch 2
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down pitch 1
Looking down pitch 1
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 1
Pitch 1

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