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O Crags (Three Finger Canyon)
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Zenith 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 320', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Lance Bateman, Paul Ross. 22 May 2010
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: USBRIT on Jun 3, 2010

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Paul following P2

Description 

The 150' second pitch of this climb is one of the best in the area.The FA was climbed ground up on sight,all pro placed on lead.Starts about 400' further up the gully from Blockbuster.

P1)Climb steeply passed two bolts Continue up the slab passing one more bolt and cam placements towards the foot of the obvious open groove. Good ledge double anchors.150' 5.10.
P2)Enter and climb the groove ,sustained climbing on quality rock passed 7 bolts and cam placements to double anchors.170' 5.11+. Register above belay.
Descent 200' rap from the top anchors.


Location 

Three Fingers Canyon. Walk through the canyon and hike around the back of the impressive buttress that lies left of the 1000' of Fun climb and passed Cats Meow etc..see topo photo


Protection 

Cams 1/2" to 3",slings two 60m ropes.



Photos of Zenith Slideshow Add Photo
A).The Zenith.5.11+ B)Blockbuster.5.11+ C)Necropolis.5.11
A).The Zenith.5.11+ B)Blockbuster.5.11+ C)Necropol...
Lance at the top of the first pitch, above the long groove of the second pitch.
Lance at the top of the first pitch, above the lon...
No sympathy from Lance !
No sympathy from Lance !
Starting the groove. A superb pitch <br />
Starting the groove. A superb pitch
Lance starting P1
Lance starting P1
The 170' groove
The 170' groove
On top ...that was bloody desperate!
On top ...that was bloody desperate!
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Jack Russell was watching....
Jack Russell was watching....
Sustained climbing .
Sustained climbing .
A).The Zenith.5.11+
BETA PHOTO: A).The Zenith.5.11+
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By john strand
From: southern colo
Jun 3, 2010

Paul- your gonna hurt yourself ! Then the lads will inherit everything

By USBRIT
From: Cumbria.UK
Jun 4, 2010

You have a point John ..will have to think about it !!