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Bed of Nails 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: B. Bindner and E. Holland, many years ago
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Bruce Bindner on May 28, 2009
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Description 

This fun chimney is the first wide crack to the right of Cat in the Hat. One pitch takes you up to join CITH to the right of that route's first belay.

The route is well named for an interesting section of calcite crystals on the wall of the chimney.

The route was originally rated 5.7 by the first ascent party. It feels significantly harder than 5.7 if you lack big gear nearby.


Location 

While waiting to climb Cat in the Hat, walk right from that route 50 feet to this chimney.

The crux involves chimneying out a bombay slot with what feels like big air below.


Protection 

The FA party took and used cams to 12 inches as well as two #4 Big Bros.



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By SexPanther aka Kiedis
Dec 23, 2013

Cool to learn who FA'd this and what's on the gear list. I'd always wondered what the story was.