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Virgin 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Anthony Baraff on Jun 29, 2009

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Chris starts up Virgin

Description 

Climb the obvious flake (crux) up 15 feet to a crack while clipping the bolts to your right. After the crack, the route moves left to a chain anchor. The upper bolts and anchor are shared with the route Eliminate to your left.

Several places list this route as 6a under the French system which should correspond to 5.10b, but 5.9 is about right.

Location 

This is the next climb to the left of Las cagao.

Protection 

Closely spaced bolts to flimsy chain anchor. I recommend not clipping anything until the first bolt on the flake. There is a slightly lower bolt to your left which is part of Eliminate, but this is best avoided.


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By Michael G
Jul 10, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The route is certainly harder if you climb the face of the flake, instead of the layback (as in the photo of Chris).

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