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Whiteout Direct (aka Nerds) 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Jack Hume
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Submitted By: Chris Chaney on Oct 8, 2006

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Climb easy, but off balance moves to a distinct crux where the angle changes from vertical to low angle. The climbing is much easier after the crux.

One first time climber, having trouble with the crux moves was reported to have called out, "These nerds are hard to hang on to!"

Check out the cool iron oxide features.


Directly under the upper pitch of Whiteout.


Four bolts and rappel anchors on the ledge. SLing long for top roping and make sure to rappel to get down.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Nerds
Rock Climbing Photo: Dustin Boyd at the crux of Whiteout Direct
Dustin Boyd at the crux of Whiteout Direct

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By Adam Leedy
From: Austin, TX
Jun 10, 2009

Did this today and wish we would have done the original start. This really isn't that fun but it was a little damp so maybe that was the problem?

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