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Yenta TR 

Commando Rave 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Jim McCarthy and John Hudson, 1963
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Feb 17, 2007

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Description 

Begin fifty feet left of Balrog. Head up a weakness (same start as Country Roads, which continues through the roof via a crack), then traverse right for 30 feet and very little gear to another weakness in the roof. Past the roof here and up to an anchor.

Protection 

Standard rack.


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By JoeLeiper
Feb 19, 2008

Went up on this September '77. Made mistake Blue Book cautioned against: "Despite bravado suggested by name, it's wise to think this through before attacking." I bolted over first roof and onto the face...onto the face...no hand holds. "Eyyagghhh!" 15-footer onto ancient pin. Ass dangling just above an angular boulder. "Trusty rusty" indeed. I haven't been back.
By Tim Schafstall
From: Newark, DE
Oct 2, 2008

There really is not much to this climb, but the crux is about 5 moves and really fun. There is a short vertical section to a long, easy, unprotected traverse, then the fun begins.
By Kalil Oldham
From: Brooklyn, NY
Sep 15, 2013

Committing through the crux. 75 or 80 feet at most.