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Yee Haw 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Steve Marr on Nov 9, 2006

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Yee Haw for First Trad Lead

Access is always an issue here. MORE INFO >>>


From the ground, Yee Haw looks harder than its rating. Start in a grungy corner that gives way to better climbing above. Continue up the clear hand crack to a small headwall just below the top ledge. A second crack just to the left will help as you climb through the headwall to the ledge above. From the ledge, walk back up to the road. Great protection along the entire route, and a good route to end the day on.


Located just uphill from Mr. Green Slings. Look for a vertical hand/fist crack that splits the entire wall.


Standard rack, anchor off trees.

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By Andy Chasteen
From: Oklahoma City, OK
Jan 28, 2008

My first trad lead. Grunted up it with no hand jams (didn't know what a hand jam was). A good beginner lead.
By Stan Jones
From: Benbrook, TX
Sep 8, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

The crack widens, so take large gear (at least #3 Camalot). Lots of good stances make it a good novice leader climb.
By Craig Childre
From: Lubbock, Texas
Sep 14, 2009

A great soloable downclimb, if you are leading 9's
By Scott Strong
From: Dallas, TX
Sep 27, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

First time to lead in the Wichitas. Great route, easily protected. Takes cams, stoppers, and tricams. Great for small hands like mine.
By Jake the climber dood
From: washington state
May 23, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

My first trad climb. Great route, A lot of fun. Great for a first trad lead.
By Eric Klammer
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 24, 2014

Wow. One of the better single pitch 5.6's I've ever done. Yeah, the start looks dirty (and it is...) but after that is perfect jam after perfect jam on solid, red granite. Definitely a great pitch to learn to jam or lead on, or just to cruise. Get on it!
By Craig Childre
From: Lubbock, Texas
Sep 14, 2015

I must have confused everyone I met yesterday. Mis-named the route we we're on a few times working without a guidebook. I was the classic guy spraying mis-information all over. Told several that Yee Haw was Too much fun... which is on the other side of the refuge! So apologies to those I mislead. I did get the name of Mr. Green slings right, I think.
By Henry Holub
From: Altus, Ok
Jun 6, 2016

This is the best of the numerous 5.6's on upper Mount Scott. Crux is the steepest, thinnest segment of the crack 10ish feet below the top out.
By AndrewSmith
From: Dallas, TX
May 30, 2017

This was my first trad lead. Crux is just enough to make you think a little bit. I used a variety of cams and hexes and probably over killed it on pro just because of nube status but crack on route allows for it if you want to. A solid route intro to trad leading. I built an anchor at the top using vertical and horizontal cracks (past tree shrub); used nut and cams #1, #2, #3.

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