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X Marks the Spot 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a PG13

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a PG13 [details]
FA: Mike South
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Submitted By: Max Tepfer on Oct 28, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: The top half of X Marks the Spot.


Exquisite! Delicate and thought-provoking, this line is a true gem. X has perfect rock from bottom to top, is wonderfully varied, and 'just' protects. Begin in a beautiful, black left facing corner and follow the crack to the top. Above the slab at mid-height, the path leaves the corner and climbs the arete on the right for ~20'. (the corner itself hasn't been freed, but will likely go at 12/12+) After the difficulties ease, it's possible to belay at a good ledge above the roof. X can also can be done in one pitch with foresight.


See topo.


Gear to 1.5" Bring micro gear and slings.

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