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What The Hey 

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]
FA: Jack Hunt & Alan Haverfield 4/91
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Submitted By: Brenda Leach on Sep 11, 2004

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Errett Allen balancing up to the 2nd bolt.

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This is a nice warmup route that's just to the left of Yah-Ta-Hei. The 1st bolt is high. Stem out onto the Yah-Ta-Hei wall up to the 1st bolt to keep this at 5.9+. Climbing directly with no stemming to the 1st bolt seems a bit harder than 5.9+. The moves involve sidepulls and foot-trusting balance.


4-7? bolts + anchor.

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By Chris Grosshans
May 26, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13

This climb only has 4 bolts and anchors.
By Tim Waystrong
From: New Hampshire
Aug 29, 2011

This climb only has 4 bolts & anchors.
By Levi Wilner
From: Alamosa, CO
Apr 27, 2014

Well worth the climb for this grade. Solid 5.9.

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