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Cloud Nine 

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

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Eric8 on Apr 20, 2009  with updates from Priti Wright

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Lina leading up Cloud Nine (pitch 1) at Pearly Gat...

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A great 2 pitch line that can be done in one if you have a 60m.

P1- Tricky start (for a shorter person) leads to an excellent hand and fist crack (easier). Finishes at a two-bolt belay anchor. 5.8

P2- Climb a slabby dihedral protected by three bolts (you can add gear too). This is the crux of the route. Some fun stemming. (A 5.9+ goes right.) Then traverse left on a much easier hand crack. Bolted anchor.


In the center of the main crag. Left of leap of faith, Obvious hand crack...


Gear to 3.5 camalot for the first pitch.

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By Shaun Johnson
May 21, 2012

The first pitch is Classic!
By Lina Baker
May 6, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Leavenworth guidebook calls it a 5.8, however, opening sequence is pretty stout. The rest of the climb is a series of perfect jams, and a crack that takes pieces well. Crux of the first pitch happens after 4 or so pieces. Great stuff!
By Jessica T
From: seattle, wa
Oct 7, 2015

I love this route as a linked route (2 pitches linked as 1). Single rack is fine with a 60 meter, though it'll take 2 raps to get down. Goes at 5.9 if you climb both pitches

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