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West Face [The Capstan] TR 

West Face [The Capstan] 

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

Type:  TR, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Michael Komarnitsky on Jan 1, 2001

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West Face. Photo by Wes Varsos.

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Start about 4 feet to the left of the obvious (difficult) crack. Move through the huecos to reach a ledge, move left and up through a few balance moves onto nice jugs. It is a fun route.


A couple of five foot slings. Conversely, you can do this as a definite highball boulder problem.

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By Cassidy Hill
May 7, 2003

This isnt a route, its a boulder problem. V1**.
By Darin Lang
May 7, 2003

The Scenic Cruise, the Yellow Wall, the Casual Route, and Astroman are boulder problems for some. Pinch Overhang is a route as far as I'm concerned. What's your point?
By Robert Buswold
From: Longmont, CO
Jul 28, 2010

Fun route - too high for me without rope... can be down-climbed easily on the other side once you top out.
By Rodger Raubach
Apr 16, 2013

I'll agree that this is "too high for me without a rope!" The rating of 10a seems about right.

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