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Aces and Eights 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 180'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Kathy Kocon and Mark Leonard
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Submitted By: Scott Beguin on Sep 4, 2008

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Running out the top of Aces and Eights Photo By Da...


Start by rapping down 180 feet off of a BFT or a 2 bolt anchor to a small ledge, and build a belay. The route starts up a moderate left facing dihedral with a hand crack and a few face moves here and there with good movement qualities on the entire climb. It is a little dirty and loose in a few spots, but it is worth doing. The crux is about 2/3 of the way up and the grade remains consistent for the entire route.


The 2 bolt chained anchor for this route is located about 15 yards south of The Great Escape anchors.


2-60 meter ropes, stoppers, double cams from 3/8"-3", 15-24" runners, and a cordellette.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Photo By Dan West
Photo By Dan West
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking across to the start
Looking across to the start

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By Jarred Cleerdin
Jun 8, 2010

Fun route first 50 ft is 1 star the next 100 is 3 stars. Go try it for your self.
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jun 9, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

No wrong or right...everyone's got an opinion and that's cool. I found this to be a fun line.

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