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Adam's Rib 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: p1, Ajax Greene, Chris Reveley 3/76, p2 Ed Webster, Larry Coats 12/76, p3 Jim Waugh, Jim Zahn '80
Season: seasonal closures
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Jun 20, 2007

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Ed Webster on first ascent of Adam's Rib 2nd pitch

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p1 Getting off the ground can be difficult. Brass nuts protect the first moves in this flared right leaning 11- crack. Climb to belay on easier ground at end of crack. p2 climbs off right and up past bolts to ledge system (10+ face). P3 climbs up a bald arete (9R) and can easily be avoided (fa third by Waugh, Jim Zahn '80)


right of the base of coke bottle/falling ross is the right diagonal of Adam's Rib.


brass nuts to medium friends

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By KyleKent
Nov 7, 2009

The crack is not as good as it looks, it is mostly a butt-crack. The gear is not very good, especially early on the pitch. The start is strange and you have to climb over multiple agave and a couple prickly pear. Pitch 2 looks to be fantastic, we accidentally did pitch 2 of The Whiner (highly recommended against doing this).

  • Bolts on pitch 1 and 2 replaced.
By Luke W.
From: Prescott
Nov 12, 2009

have all the bolts been replaced then?
By KyleKent
Nov 13, 2009

There is a 3rd pitch (5.9+R/X). It is about 50 feet and has one bolt at 20 feet or so. We have not replaced that yet due to logistics of getting to it being somewhat annoying.
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