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Z-Row Gravity 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 200', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Tom Stubbs and Company, 1980s
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: Airbiscuit on May 3, 2011

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Take a left at the Y.


This gem had some new life breathed into it this spring. The knotted webbing (British style) second pitch anchor has been replaced as well as the Star drive 1st pitch anchor. The 15' of 5.9 uber choss that has guarded the start of this route now sports two solid fixed pieces that are somewhat comforting as you piece this first section together.

P1: Climb the shallow corner through the junk to a ledge and then traverse left over to the chimney like ramp. Work your way up this fairly chossy feature staying left at the top aiming for the splitter in beautiful sandstone above. Fire the hands and wide hands splitter to the rest where the true work begins. Sky hammer the #3 1/2 Camalot, dead vertical splitter above to the pod.
(5.11) 90' +/-.

P2: Thrutch up more of the same (5.11) if you can get past the first 15 feet this crack begins to narrow down again and you will be rewarded with 60 more feet of thin hands and hands. Save a thin fingers piece for the final move as the rock deteriorates bigtime at the very top.

P3: This was climbed up into the chimney and then reversed, where it became obvious that one would be forced to climb through a massive amount of bird poo. Not recomended!


This gem is on the opposit side of the buttress that the "Ribbed Buttress" is on. Park at the Ribbed Buttress parking lot, walk 5 minutes up the road, 5th class the first 10', and walk the bench to the base.


Doubles from a #00 TCU to #4 Camalot / triples in the #0.75 - #3 1/2 Camalot size / nuts / long runners / 70 meter rope.

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