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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: unknown
Season: April-October is best.
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Submitted By: brucelacroix on May 7, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Wild Child variation.

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Take two cracks to the roof and continue around the roof to the top. The variation steps left of the roof, and takes the diagonal crack to the top.


Right of Mush Maker and First Blood. See photo.


Pro to 4" for the variation.

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By dennyt Trimble
Apr 24, 2012

I really enjoyed the standard Wild Child. Fun crack up to the roof, then interesting moves in the wide crack above. I used two 4's but a 4 and a 5 would also work. There is a bolted anchor on the next column to the left, on a ledge. We chose to top-belay from there, as the rope was running over a rough edge. This anchor has a collection of webbing and a single biner on it for rapping; chains and quicklinks would be a great addition!
By Max Leitner
From: Seattle, Washington
Jul 11, 2016
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This route is a blast. IMO it is 5.7+ if you do not take the variation flake on the climber's left after the roof. The crux for me was the two moves after the roof is bypassed. It's wide and awkward. I brought a #3, 3.5, and 4 and used all of them.

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