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Whale Rider 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Nate Ball on Jun 4, 2016

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Description 

From the base of the Sky Wall, just above the alcove start of Whale's Head, start up the right-most of two thin cracks below a ledge. Follow this, protecting in the crack but grabbing big jugs, and pull up under the roof. Walk right, then scramble up a couple blocks to a dihedral-like feature. More easy protection and big holds leads up a slab to a grassy, dirty ledge with a bolted anchor.

It is recommended that the second climber follow the route, as it wanders a bit, and thus is hard to clean on rappel or lower.

Location 

Right side of Sky Wall, left side of Whale's Head, the obvious line of greatest weakness.

Protection 

Gear to 2"
Titanium anchor (2016)


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