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Way of the Wife 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, Sport, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mike Duffy, Dave Gauley & Kristen Gauley. 1998.
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Submitted By: Gargano on Sep 25, 2012

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A nice mix of splitter fingers and technical face.

Start up a left-leaning finger crack. Clip a bolt and move through a series of balancey overlaps to another short crack. A second bolt protects the finishing moves on the face.


Look for the finger crack left of the wide gash in the middle of the crag.


Pro to 1.5". Draws.

Bolted anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: James gives Way of the Wife a TR burn.
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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Aug 13, 2017

Definitely a heads-up lead. I placed a small HB Offset leaving the crack to the first bolt and I'm not convinced it would have held a fall. And it's a long way from the first bolt to the next piece of gear. Fun route otherwise.

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