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Axe of God 
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Axe of God 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Larry Harrell and Pat Callis, May 1968
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Feb 3, 2006
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This climb follows a prominent right-facing arch. A large flake has fallen off, and is standing on edge at the base of the route. This is the "axe." A difficult, unprotected undercling start leads to hand jamming and then face climbing. If you can handle the start, this is a fairly nice route. Rappel from the top.


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By Ryan Strickland
From: Idyllwild, CA
Apr 24, 2011

I disagree with the "R" rating. One can place a small cam right from the start to protect the move onto the "axe".

By AstroDood
From: his mind
Jul 13, 2013

One could simply forego all gear placements.