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Castaway Crag
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Air Conditioning T,TR 
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Air Conditioning 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: unknown to me
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Aug 27, 2001

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Photo by Errett Allen. The climb looked nice, but...

Description 

This lies on the left of What's My Line on the left side of this little crag, a satellite crag on the left side of the Lower Great Face. It ascends the obvious crack with an alpine feel in a subalpine environment. Start on the left-facing flake. Move up into a pod. Go left and jam/stem up the steep-for-5.7 crack with great holds. Power through a brief bulge. Fire for the top. No fixed pro. Enjoy.

You could continue up to the left edge of the Lower Great Face or rappel.

There is a 2 bolt anchor down and right for What's My Line. There is a 70' rap off a large flake with slings as well.

Protection 

Single set of cams to 3 1/2", wires.


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'North exposure'.
BETA PHOTO: 'North exposure'.

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By Greg Sievers
From: Estes Park, CO
Sep 29, 2007

A super fun little warm up. The farther up you go, the better the quality of the rock.
The fixed anchors as mentioned are about 20' right. It's a low 5th class traverse.
By schmitie
Jul 11, 2011

For folks that climb in BC, I found this climb to be more difficult thans Grins at the crux. I had to use the left face to step past the bulge, so this might just be my lack of face climbing skill. There is 25 feet of 5.5 runout after the crack ends.