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Black Diamond 

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

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 165'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
Season: summer
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Submitted By: sibylle on Jul 12, 2009

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Black Diamond

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This run-out route has an R rating that denotes the likelihood of serious injury in the event of a fall; so its perhaps best to top-rope this climb after leading Wild in the Streaks just to the left.


To the right of Wild in the Streaks; shares an anchor with this climb.


Widely (and perhaps not ideally) spaced bolts.
Shares bolted anchor with Wild in the Streaks

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By Evan Wisheropp
Aug 26, 2014

I led this route onsight and skipped the 5.9 R\X head wall at the top, traversing a few feet left for some 5.7 R instead. It seemed contrived and unnatural to go the hardest way possible with no pro at all. If skipping the head wall, the crux comes in the 20 feet after the first bolt where you are mostly protected from hitting the ground, although, after that, and for most of the route, you are in ground fall potential. Tread lightly.
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