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Walter Mitty 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Steve Larsen and Dick Williams (1963)
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Submitted By: Tim Schafstall on Apr 2, 2008

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Description 

Start on the nose of a short arete, and climb up and right past a crack to a stance in a short chimney, then make your way up the slightly overhanging, multi-colored face above to the 3rd good horizontal. Step right and work up past a small left-facing corner (crux) to the top.

Harder than it looks from the base, but excellent climbing. The original route stayed 3-4 feet left of the corner.

Walk off via the Uberfall Descent.

Location 

On a high, steep face just right of Rhododendron.

Protection 

PG. Standard Gunks rack with extras of small cams.


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By gblauer
From: Wayne, PA
Sep 22, 2012

Thin, sustained face climbing. Sometimes hard to protect. Walk off the uberfall descent. Good climb, rarely occupied.
By Andy Weinmann
From: Silver Spring, MD
Sep 2, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Fun route that climbs better than it looks from the ground. Small offset cams will get used if you bring 'em.
By Sergey Shevelev
From: San Francisco, CA
Jul 11, 2016
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The moves are all there, but it's hard to see what's coming next and where the next good hold is going to be, which makes it scarier than it actually is.

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