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Veterans of Foreign Walls 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b PG13

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 230'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b PG13 [details]
FA: Hurley/ Winkler '84
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Submitted By: john strand on Dec 8, 2010

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Anice climb on good rock. Cleaned on lead, what a horror that must have been. This is good climb to start with on this crag.
P1 Up a V groove and cracks on the face to trees. 5.8 75'
P2 Crack on the left becomes a corner to a small ledge( I belayed here)5.9+ 75'
P2-3 A short 5.10 corner leads to the top 40'


Right of center there is a short V groove heading up to a tree ledge. Rap 2x to get down ( 2 rope but a single 70 MIGHT make it)


Good gear for the most part. I would bring a wire brush and standard rack to 3" or so. No fixed gear

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By ward smith
Dec 3, 2011

Sounds interesting, but "cleaned on the lead" translates to "completely lichen covered," no?
By john strand
From: southern colo
Dec 4, 2011

I'mguessing it's pretty bad now, the f/a was '84 and i only know of a few ascents. It's a good route, well worth the hike in.
Also some recent activity on this cliff in the 11+ range

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