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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: MAR on Aug 19, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Caterpillar

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Start slightly right of crack of dust following a thin crack as it curves right. Near the top you clip a bolt from a ledge and mantle straight over onto a second ledge. Rap rings are to the right (shared with crack of dust, fingerrip and the owl).


Right of crack of dust and left of fingerrip.


Small cams, nuts, and 1 quickdraw for the bolt.

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By Tom Thomas
From: Pittsburgh
Jul 29, 2015

This was a fun little mixed climb that climbs a crack like a face climb and finishes with a solid well placed bolt a the crux. Good Times. Here a few pics of me solo leading this climb.
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of the climb
The start of the climb

Rock Climbing Photo: Having fun working my way up the 1st part of the c...
Having fun working my way up the 1st part of the crack / face climbing.

Rock Climbing Photo: looking up at the bolt / crux
looking up at the bolt / crux

Rock Climbing Photo: looking down the route from the anchors..
looking down the route from the anchors..

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