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Whiter Shade Of Pale 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Mike Williams, Brad Singer
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Submitted By: susan peplow on Mar 3, 2007

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The start is a little loose and you wander up using various holds and maybe part of a grungy crack on your left. As you work towards the top, the anchor can be seen on the wall on the left.


Second route from the far right side of the wall and just right of a grungy crack system.


4 bolts with gated shut anchors which share with route to right.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Start of Whiter Shade Of Pale (5.6).
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By Russ Walling
Mar 4, 2007
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Loose and available... might as well do it. Would be great for a N00b.
By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
May 4, 2007

Brandt and I did this piece of CRAP yesterday morning...

What a WASTE of hardware!!!...
By Blitzo
Dec 11, 2008

I liked it. I don't know about the 5.6 rating, since I found it harder than any of the 5.7 and 5.8s on Boyscout Wall.
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 24, 2009
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I agree with Blitzo - seemed harder than the .7's and .8's of BSW, anywhere in New Jack, for that matter. Thought the quality of rock and quality of movement was quite good.

FA: Mike Williams, Brad Singer
By Rob Selter
From: running springs Ca
May 26, 2012

compared to the stuff on boy scout the rating maybe a bit sandbaged.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Feb 18, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Enjoyed this route. Seemed like about 5.6C
By Safty Third
From: San Diego, CA
Nov 6, 2016
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This climbs harder than 5.6-5.7. The climb was pretty chossy, so I suspect that this thing has lost some of the crucial holds that were key to the grade.
By Matt Janse
From: Rancho Cucamonga
Jan 16, 2017

Definitely agree with the above comment. Holds have broken off. Not impossible but don't expect a cruiser 5.6

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