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Babies on Fire 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Galen Kirkwood, Bob VanBelle
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Submitted By: off white on Mar 17, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Shot of the second, short, upper crack. Nice moves...

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Description 

20 feet right of the Stonewall Squeeze is a large crack system starting from an alcove. Move up the left crack systems to a bolt and pin belay used on the first ascent. Continue up passing one bolt and over the roof on thin holds, belaying at the top of the Little Dihedral. No reason why this route can't be done in one pitch.

Protection 

standard rack
If bolts haven't been replaced, they should be.


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Start of babies. If you extend your master point low enough at the top of the climb, you can rap down and TR on a single 60m rope. You can belay a bit higher up on top of the boulder to the right. Careful nor to run the rope over numerous sharp edges, though
BETA PHOTO: Start of babies. If you extend your master point l...
The start of Babies. Start in an alcove to the right of Stonewall Squeeze. You'll start below a large (15 ft. high) boulder in crack system. <br /> <br />This shot taken looking down at the start from atop the boulder to the right of the climb.
BETA PHOTO: The start of Babies. Start in an alcove to the rig...
About 15-20 feet up the lower crack system
About 15-20 feet up the lower crack system
Wes under the upper roof. Can go up and over on marginal holds (left side), or some fun layback underclinging on better holds on the right side.
Wes under the upper roof. Can go up and over on ma...

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By jeffblankman
From: San Diego, Ca
Jun 3, 2013

Climbed this yesterday. Careful, there is quite a bit of friable rock. No huge chunks ready to fall, but little flakes and edges, Could be easy to blow a hand/foot hold so inspect first. Careful with pro placement, too.

Bolt and hanger below the roof both looked good.