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YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c R

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c R [details]
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Mar 21, 2004

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This route is one of the best hand cracks that I have done at shelf. There are some tricky moves to get started, but then enjoy perfect hand jams for the next 40 ft. There are a pair of anchors on a ledge about 65ft up to keep the route at 5.10c. The 5.11b extension goes above the ledge with 3 bolts. These are well spaced and a fall at the wrong time would put you on the ledge. A few TCU's and small cams will make this more enjoyable. The finger crack on the 2nd half is fun, but the crux comes at the last bolt. I think you need to veer left or right at the last bulge. I could not figure out the straight up variation. Fun route with the crux at 90ft.


Draws and a few TCUs for the 2nd half of the route.

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By Joe Collins
Jun 1, 2004

Nice first pitch, though it really shouldn't be bolted... even at Shelf.Lots of loose stuff on the 2nd pitch... it really needs a LOT more cleaning. I went hard left at the last bolt... not much there straight up. This goes easily in one pitch with long slings in a few places.
By Jesse Ryan
Oct 13, 2005
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Nice 1st pitch, 2nd pitch barely worth doing. I too went hard left at top. Watch out for wasps.
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Nov 29, 2008

My notes said 10c for the whole route. When did the extension go in? After Y2K? Cause I would not have stopped before the top and I didn't call it 5.11....
Anyway, what can someone say about bolted cracks, other than that they are bolted. Hard to give it stars as such.
By Aaron Furman
Apr 10, 2016
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R

Was not a fan, very very sharp points on the shelves that just destroyed your tips (not in a good way). We all wished we hadn't tried this one.
By Joel Allen
From: La Crosse, WI
Mar 21, 2017

Climbing this to the first anchors makes this an awesome route. I have no idea where the R rating is coming from, the climbing to the first anchors is plenty well-protected.

I only found there to be one painful jam at the very start which could be avoided with face holds. I recommend this route if you like cracks!

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