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Western Grebe Mantel Var. 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Oct 16, 2004

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    The second pitch of Western Grebe can be modified with a hard mantel thrown in. It is a nice move and definitely committing. Instead of traversing all the way left to avoid the roof. About 15 feet before the main route is a solitary bolt a-top a mini-flake. Do it, just do it!!

    Protection 

    5 draws and 2 for the chains


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    By Anonymous Coward
    Oct 18, 2004

    Good Stuff!!!
    By Tea
    Mar 23, 2006

    A weird bird for sure, but good. 9+
    By triznuty
    From: Salt Lake City, UT
    May 4, 2006
    rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

    This is a must do Var. if your going to go up the second pitch. One word: Awesome!

    I've done it a few times now and I'd say it's at least in the mid 5.10ish range.
    By Boissal
    From: Small Lake, UT
    Oct 23, 2007
    rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

    That mantle is way hard... Feels really insecure, and you'd deck if you were to blow the move standing up. Can't imagine doing it without the bolt. The rest of the route is really good.
    By Ryan Brough
    From: Arvada, Colorado
    Oct 24, 2007

    The answer must be B (deduced by process of elimination).
    By triznuty
    From: Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct 25, 2007
    rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

    5.11 in what book??

    Though I see how this could be harder for taller folks.. Though I'm 6'. After getting on it once again (yes I like this mantle). Still can't say that it feels like 5.11. Hard 10...Sure.

    By tenesmus
    Oct 26, 2007

    v3 mantle
    By Ryan Brough
    From: Arvada, Colorado
    Oct 26, 2007

    I always thought that 5.9+ was harder than 5.10, especially in LCC. Isn't that how the ratings are supposed to work?

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