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What Would Chouinard Do? 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Curtis Baird, Nick
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Gabriel Skiera on Jan 16, 2015

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Follow the dihedral up to the anchors of The Girlfriend Route.


Start in the slot to the left of the tall boulder.


Standard rack.

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By Curtis Baird
Jan 17, 2015
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

This is one of the few routes at backbone that can be lead on trad. Rock can be a little loose and dirty so make sure all gear is solid. A fall might result in a landing on the spire. A helmet is a very good idea. C4s, TCUs, and nuts will work well. Start on the jugs between the wall and the spire then move into the corner and follow it to the top. A pretty good route over all, just note that the climbing is sustained through the middle.

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