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Yellow Pages 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: eDixon Dixon on May 27, 2006

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Michelle having fun on her first trad lead.


This is the easiest route at East Animas. It has good climbing on good rock, is easy to find, and protects well. A great beginner trad lead. Starts with a steep move to gain a nice, right-facing corner that leads to a large ledge and bolted anchor.

There are three possible second pitches that can be done from here (Left Picto, Picto Crack, Right Picto).


Start on the right side of the Watch Crystal, where the approach trail reaches the base.


Standard East A rack.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Jackie cleaning the route.
Jackie cleaning the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Wes from CTA making Yellow Pages look super rad.
Wes from CTA making Yellow Pages look super rad.
Rock Climbing Photo: Yellow Pages (5.6) - a short, not-too-steep route ...
BETA PHOTO: Yellow Pages (5.6) - a short, not-too-steep route ...

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By Tony Maul
Jan 11, 2008
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

A very nice, short pitch for learning to lead. Gets a bit crowded on weekends, but it's not so bad if you arrive early.
By Daniel E. Hopper
From: Hesperus
Oct 27, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Fun route for intro to leading. Many TR variations exist. Bring some small gear.
By Sam A.
From: San Antonio, TX
Jul 28, 2014

Could this be lead with a set of stoppers and a couple larger hexes?
By Billy Hayes
From: Durango
Feb 11, 2017
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Beginner trad. Nothing but solid, bomber placements. Bonus points if you don't use the shaky rock to step up onto it.

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