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Dead Babies 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c PG13

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Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: roddack on Apr 22, 2008

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    Crux is the step from the ledge above chimney to the slabs.


    Around and left from Wavy Gravy, it's the only chimney. Just climb it, and you'll smile.


    Good gear except for crux.

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    By Derek Doucet
    May 5, 2010

    The traditional name for this route is "Dead Babies". You can thank me later...
    By DWABS
    Apr 16, 2011
    rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13

    The topo from Climbing magazine states this goes at about 5.6. I would say the chimney is an easy but fun climb utilizing the big block that forms the right side. The pro is good inside the chimney. The slabby moves to the ledge above are a bit run out and trickier with possible bad fall potential. I would grade it somewhere in between, I guess that means 5.5.
    By sadie slocum
    Sep 9, 2012

    Derek is right, this is Dead Babies

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