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

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Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Jason Wells on Nov 2, 2001

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Short, but fun. Almost dead center in the Battle of the Bulge buttress between the cave and Jane Fonda's. Look for the 30' climb with a large flake resting at the base and small roof 10' above it. Scramble to the top of the flake, take a rest after a move and jam past the little roof. Cruise through the widening crack to a nice ledge on the right.

I saw a guide book (can't remember which one) with 5.8+ on the topo, but most will agree that there's a tough move or two getting off the flake and past the roof (9+?).


Singles from a #.75 Camalot to a #3 Camalot. Nice climb for those with a little rack.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Finishing up wide hands.  Anchor visible up and ri...
Finishing up wide hands. Anchor visible up and ri...
Rock Climbing Photo: introduction to IC fall '04
introduction to IC fall '04

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By Charles Vernon
From: Tucson, AZ
Feb 19, 2002

Yeah, definitely harder than 5.8+...
By Anonymous Coward
Mar 18, 2003

I lead pretty hard, onsight 5.11 and I BACKED OFF this route.....Not 5.8+!
By Ryan Deppen
Aug 25, 2004
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Although it may be harder than 5.8, the climb is a one move wonder from the stance just above the detached flake. From there it's cruiser hands. Just my $.02
By andy patterson
From: Carpinteria, CA
Apr 12, 2007

I thought it was rated 5.9 in the book... Whatever, I guess. It stills falls in the category of "".
By claytown
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 31, 2008

cool little warm up. short. would say it's a 9.
By James DeRoussel
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 20, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

A great route for your first IC lead. One move at 5.9 really, and the rest is sinker hands. Great pro.
By TinMan92592
From: Temecula, CA
Apr 2, 2010

As a climber new to crack climbing this was a good route to develop technique of combination of crack and face climbing
By Martin Harris
Oct 23, 2010

fun short and varied with a tricky move or two off the flake
By Keith W
May 1, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This route packs a bit of everything in a short amount of time. .4 - 3 if you want to zipper it shut. The feet make it 5.9 another short one worth your time.

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