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Almost Pure and Simple 

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

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Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Joe Bridges and Dick Williams, 1988
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Submitted By: Dana Bartlett on Apr 3, 2009
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The first clear path after Wasp and the Slime Wall leads directly to this route.

Locate the enormous block leaning up against the cliff that is past the Slime Wall. On the right side of the block, there is a right-diagonaling crack that leads to a small overhang. Up the crack, over the hang (crux) and then either diagonal up and left to the front of the block and a belay/rap tree, or belay shortly after the overhang, then go up to the tree. Beware of several large and very loose blocks on the small ledge after crux.

This route is short, but the moves are interesting and well protected with a standard 'Gunks rack.


Standard Gunks rack

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Jul 10, 2009

As of 7/09, there are fairly-new rap slings around a fairly-dead and fairly-short stump. I'd advise continuing 20' more to the top - you can easily belay from the top, walk off the back then stroll down to your pack.

By chewtoynj
Jun 9, 2010

I agree with the top out advice. I climbed this route with a friend yesterday. He stood on one the the blocks before the last roof and the whole block shifted under his weight. BE REALLY CAREFUL, it's teetering on the edge. Other than that. It's a great, safe well protected route.

By Simon Thompson
From: New Paltz, NY
Jun 2, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

In addition, there is one rectangular block that looks a little questionable right near the top-out. To climbers' left of that is a very scary death-flake barely hanging on to a small loose ledge. Take care to keep your rope from running over/behind it.