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Wall Of Separation 

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

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 250'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Mick Ryan & Russ Walling (GU, 1998)
Season: all
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Submitted By: Russ Walling on Aug 21, 2007

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The first pitch follows the main slash up and left past 9 bolts to a bolted anchor. The rock is so-so and the crux could be a combination of grain and a legitimate move or two right near the top.
The second pitch is more like 3 stars. It busts out onto the face on better rock and follows nice edges and 9 bolts (with some possible runouts) to the top of the formation. Bolt anchor at the top.


This is the big slash leading up and left that splits the main formation. Bolt anchors and a single rope rap.


Bolts and bolted anchors.

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By Russ Walling
Aug 22, 2007

I believe this was named since the route separated the walls or main faces. Then again, Mick could have lifted the title from obscure David Sylvian piece and it only means something to him. I'll check....
By BrettAtBond
Nov 9, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

First pitch only.
The rock was grainy and crumbly. The route was dirty and mossy. As the first to go up of our group, I spent a lot of time trying to find feet to stand on that wouldn't crumble and scooping sand out of hand scoops.
Cant imagine this route gets much traffic.

Well protected on bolts alone.
Some cracks can be used to supplement pro with cams: 0.3, .75-3.

Cold shuts at the anchor.
Can rap with a 70m but not lower off.
60m won't reach the ground, but can rap to "Do Not Take The German People Lightly I Say" Which is a good opportunity to set up a TR on that route, which has very fun movement and better rock.

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