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Winter Solstice 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Eric Fjellanger on Oct 10, 2011

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Description 

Scramble up the ledges to the right of Midway, to below the big roof. Traverse left below the roof on good edges, and then upward through blocks and cracks to a good belay stance. The second pitch climbs up and then traverses right into a crack system, and can be run all the way to the summit with a 60 meter rope.

Location 

Right of Midway

Protection 

Gear to 3 inches


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By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
May 20, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

FA: Eric Bjornstad, Bill Hooper, 1963. They rated it 5.7 for the first pitch.
By Jacob Wolniewicz
From: Seattle, WA
21 hours ago
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I marked this route as one to avoid.

Based upon the amount of moss and rat poop on the first pitch I can tell it doesn't get much traffic. For how popular the climbs to the right and left of this are it makes one wonder how many people actually like the climb.

Pitch 2 is essentially the second and third pitch of Midway and is totally fine.

Pitch one also had hardened resin on a lot of what should be good holds. It wasn't sticky, and I have no idea what could of created it. But it made a lot of the holds that would make this climb easy filled in and smooth. I wouldn't rate this 5.6 especially with the holds ruined.

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