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YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on May 24, 2006

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Rest before the last 40 ft.


Start to the right of the column and work your way up on the arete. Leadable but pro a little thin in sections.
  • RCM&W #49, p.166.


This route is to the right of Column Direct and left of Jammermeister.


Nuts, hexes, smaller cams. Standard top rope set up.

Photos of Columeister Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The left side of the MN strip.
BETA PHOTO: The left side of the MN strip.
Rock Climbing Photo: Columeister fall 2010
Columeister fall 2010
Rock Climbing Photo: Lots of rests and ledges on this 5.6
Lots of rests and ledges on this 5.6

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By Judd MacRae
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 28, 2007

Suggest bringing long straights nuts, BD nuts were tough to set in a few key spots. A 1.5 tricam would have been helpful.
By Ryan Justen
From: St. Paul, MN
Sep 22, 2008

I recommend 2 sets of nuts at least in BD #4 through #9 range, and doubles in cams would be nice in the .5 to 1" range, but not necessary.

Having said this I made it up with one set of BD stoppers, and one set of cams

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