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Arapiles 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Brian Shelton, Stewart Green, Sept. '04
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Submitted By: Erik Tullberg on Jul 14, 2008

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Deb using the shorter person's right variation.

Description 

(from Stewart Green's guidebook) Face climb up left then directly up until a final traverse leads up left to Undulating Dingo's anchors.


Location 

Starts just above the Never Ever Slab (a wavy slab to the north end of the Whale).


Protection 

5 bolts to 2-bolt anchor.



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Deb using the shorter person's right variation.
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By Stewart M. Green
Jul 15, 2008

This might be 5.10a now but probably 5.9+....

By Erik Tullberg
From: Colorado Springs
Jul 16, 2008

I agree. Will make the change.

By Leo Paik
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From: Westminster, Colorado
Apr 9, 2011
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

There are 2 ways to do this. The left way at the 2nd bolt felt 5.10 and might be challenging for shorter folks. Going right at the 2nd bolt and traversing back left above the bolt seemed easier, 5.9.