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Alias The Martian 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: jmeizis on Oct 5, 2009

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Description 

This is a fantastic climb following a corner system on the right/east end of South Rock. The pro can be tricky near the crux but it's placed from a semi-decent stance after that it eases off a little. Really fun and powerful moves.


Location 

This is a left facing crack system right of a right facing hand crack. The line goes straight up through a bulge to anchors. It's the first crack you come to after the traverse on the east end of the crag when heading west.


Protection 

Bolted anchor. Need small cams/nuts/ballnuts for the crux bulge. Yellow and orange TCU's are key pieces.



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By Jason Halladay
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From: Los Alamos, NM
Jun 14, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This line is identifiable by two bulges each with big streaks of bird poop on them. The poop isn't an issue while climbing, though. It looks improbably steep for 10-. Quite fun.

By Daniel Trugman
From: Los Alamos, NM / Stanford, CA
Jul 4, 2010
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

My rack recommendation: single set of cams from a 00 C3/TCU (~.4 in) to #1 camalot (~1.5 in). Extra finger sized pieces (e.g. .3 - .5 camalots) useful. Nuts could certainly be useful, but I didn't place any.

Excellent climb, and certainly appears intimidating from the ground. I didn't feel any less intimidated after climbing it though! Certainly a step up in difficulty and commitment from Eagle's Nest , which is nominally rated the same.