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Water Witch 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 165'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13 [details]
FA: Stewart Green and Martha Morris, March 4, 2007
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Submitted By: Dan Petty on Nov 3, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: The route.

Description 

Climb for 35 feet of 5.7 slab past three bolts. Continue for another 70 feet of easy fifth class. Clip another bolt and continue up 60 feet of 5.5 slab to final bolt.

Rappel to the left into a gully.

Location 

This is the first bolted route on the far left of the dome.

Protection 

4 bolts to a non-standard ring bolt.

Per Ralph Kolva: this route now has a 2 bolt anchor, the original ring bolt and a shiny new bolt with rings.


Photos of Water Witch Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the last easy section to the anchor.
BETA PHOTO: Looking up the last easy section to the anchor.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the first easy section from just abov...
BETA PHOTO: Looking down the first easy section from just abov...
Rock Climbing Photo: The climb showing the first three bolts clipped.
BETA PHOTO: The climb showing the first three bolts clipped.
Rock Climbing Photo: The single anchor bolt cold shut.
BETA PHOTO: The single anchor bolt cold shut.

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By Stewart M. Green
Jul 10, 2014

First ascent by Stewart Green and Martha Morris, March 4, 2007.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Sep 7, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13

This route almost felt easier than Murphy's Stout to the right. I was warmed up though. The single anchor bolt moves a little in its hole. Too bad a two bolt anchor was not put in. You can walk off by going down the gully you are supposed to rappel into. The slabby rock you have to cross to do this is easy.
By Ralph Kolva
From: Evergreen, CO
Apr 10, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

This route now has a 2 bolt anchor, the original ring bolt and a shiny new bolt with rings.

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