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Wild Rib 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Jul 21, 2002

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Description 

This route is pretty good, but the descent is enough of a hassle to make it hardly worth doing. Find this route by walking through the tunnel on the north side of Sylvan Lake, and then take a left. The Wild Rib formation is up the hill a little ways. It is located up a tight squeeze gully between the first and second major formations uphill from the tunnel. Belay at the top of the obvious gully. Look for 3 bolts on a short arete.

Climb these and make an anchor. My memory is a little shaky on this, but I know that I had to downclimb to the last bolt, and then somehow downclimbed a different way (to the left?) from there to get off.

Protection 

3 bolts, no anchors


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By Robbie Freidel
From: The Needles of South Dakota
May 21, 2012

i believe i did this route. i had no idea of the beta so i just kept climbing and got to the point where i had to rappel of a tree in the chimney on the left side. not that great of climbing

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