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Afro Samurai 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: unknown prior to bolt anchor (Ned Walker put in anchors)
Season: spring, summer, fall
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Submitted By: Errinevans on Apr 18, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Looking up the first pitch from the belay stance.

Description 

The route heads up the natural line on the obvious crack just right of the dihedral of the face of the west side climbs and the main canyon face. We put in an anchor at the top of the first pitch, and there are lots of natural choices at the top of the second pitch. The second pitch follows up and to the right along a natural feature. There is potential to continue past the second pitch.


Location 

The route is located far belayer's right from the west side climbs on the other side of the creek. Watch out for poison ivy. Scramble up the dirty, brushy ledges for the first belay stance. Look for the obvious crack located about 2 meters from the dihedral between the face of the west side routes and the main canyon wall.


Protection 

Appropriate gear is a full set of cams. We had two full sets and found tons of great placements of varying sizes. The first pitch has bolts. The second pitch uses a natural anchor. Bring slings and bail gear.



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Looking down the route.
Looking down the route.
Looking down towards the creek.
Looking down towards the creek.
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By martinharris
From: Glenwood Springs CO
May 3, 2011

Won't pretend that I got the first ascent to the top, but no one has gone up there in a long time. I basically followed the path of where the gear looked like it was going to be good. A little choss a bunch of moss and a few super fun quality cracks made it feel like a mini-alpine experience.
I think I know a little about why Kor did what he did now.

By Mike Bannister
Sep 3, 2013

Bring a brush.