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Break Out 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b

Type: Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
FA: Larry Reynolds and H. Aprin, October 1970
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jan 27, 2006
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Julie on the 1st pitch of Break Out, 5.5.

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This route has two pitches of crack climbing, very near the right end of the rock. Pitch 1 (5.6) has two well-protected crux sections: a short hand crack and a fingertip lieback. Pitch 2 is easy (4th class). This climb is almost always in the shade.


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By Euan Cameron
From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Jul 1, 2007
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a

The first pitch has a very short crux sequence up the shallow right facing corner. The 2nd pitch has no cracks until the 4th class finish.

By Mark L
Jul 22, 2007

The first 30' or so are fun but it probably becomes 5.3 for next 60', and 4th/easy 5th. A good route for a new leader or someone new to climbing but otherwise not very interesting. You can make it to the top with a 70m rope.

By Jim Dover
From: Idyllwild, Ca
Sep 7, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b PG13

The crux crack required a pinky finger lock for me to feel secure. Once I figured that out the rest was easy. A very fun climb for someone only climbing for a few months (me).

By Chris Owen
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Jun 3, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Hmmm - Not what I usually expect for a 5.6 (i.e. not a romp, so don't be a first time 5.6 leader).