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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Doniel Drazin
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Submitted By: Dr. Evil on May 21, 2006

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A long, fun pitch. A few fun face moves at the bottom, easier climbing in the middle, pass a roof to get to the anchor.

This route is in the shade in the morning and the late afternoon.


This climb is on the right edge of the Left Flank, just left of the Java Wall (see photo).


9 bolts to open shut anchors. Use a 60-meter rope.

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By Carl A
From: brooklyn, ny
Apr 5, 2009

The hardest move is clipping the anchors!
By dourbalistar
Jun 3, 2011

Agree that the hardest move was clipping the anchors. Nice rest ledge about half-way up the climb.
By Violet
From: CA
Feb 6, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This is a great climb all the way up to the anchors. That last move was easily a 10a move, if not 10b. I had to jump for the last pocket hold to the left and basically hang from it to get clipped in to the anchor. I couldn't reach it at all from the holds to the right. Short folk be aware that the anchors are tough! A great lead otherwise. Used every bit of my 60 yard (yes it's in yards) rope.
By Maidy
Mar 9, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fun moderate face climbing. Agree- crux is clipping the anchor and is a single 10a move.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Sep 9, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Belayers and leaders beware of the large partially detached flake, often marked with an X, between the midway ledge and the anchors. An awkward outward pull could send it crashing down on the often crowded terrace below.
By Wei-Li
From: Los Angeles, CA
Dec 1, 2014

Getting past the first bolt is quite a bit more difficult now; perhaps some holds were pulled off?