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West Face Cracks 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a Easy Snow [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: Summer
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Submitted By: Noah.J on Jun 22, 2012

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Richard Shore on the rightmost of the West Face Cr...

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There are three cracks on the west face of the Throne with anchors at their top, though we only had time to climb the left two. There is a fantastic belay ledge that comfortably fit four climbers. The anchor on the 5.9+ crack consists of a good looking bolt and a brand new pink tricam (I replaced the rotten pinky originally there) equalized through two rap rings. The anchor on the 5.10 layback is webbing over a bomber horn and two 'biners.


Cams with doubles of 0.75, 1, and 2. Set o' nuts. The cracks take bomber gear all the way up.

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By Scott O
From: California
Jul 15, 2012

Great cracks for rest day cragging. It looks like you could push the routes higher if you wanted to make a go at the west face itself.
By Richard Shore
May 20, 2013

The rightmost of three cracks, not described here, is an excellent 5.10b/c corner with a fun roof just before the anchor (3/8" bolt and equalized nut).

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