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Verse in Ragtime 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13 [details]
FA: Larry Coats
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Submitted By: Will Cobb on Apr 25, 2006

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Jake on the "Variation Start" (Probably ...


Verse in Ragtime climbs the arete 20' right of Five Easy Pieces. Face climb past two bolts up the arete using huecos and crimps to a large ledge. Belay off gear (1-2") or a tree at the top.

Descent - Scramble down 4th class terrain to the right or rap from two bolts at the top of the right deception crack.


Two draws
Small stoppers and one very large cam are optional.

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By Larry Coats
Apr 25, 2007

Note: the bolts weren't there on the FA- protected with tube chocks in the huecos
By Tavis Ricksecker
Aug 22, 2007

Given how thin and seemingly friable the crux holds are on this route, that makes the first ascent very bold indeed!
By Will Cobb
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 31, 2007

I climbed this route again with Tavis a few weeks ago and was reminded how balancy the crux really is. Leading this thing on tube chocks and rps would be simply a nightmare. Nice work Larry on getting this climb up. If this route were to be climbed today it would probably sport three or four bolts.
By Elias Jordan
From: Mazama, WA
May 22, 2014

SUPER Fun. Probably one of the most exciting and fun sport pitches I've climbed. There is a fun variation starting up and moving right from the left belay alcove, 5.9 stemming moves, and fun start to a great climb. Gear TR Anchor takes .5-#1 Camalot sizes in a vertical crack just above the top out.

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