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Covert Action 

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

   
Type: Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
FA: Billy Westbay&Mike Covington, 1974
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Submitted By: S. Kimball on Jan 1, 2005
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Description 

An excellent, 3-pitch moderate that features the giant R-facing chimney/corner on the Dalke/Covington Flake's East side. Begin 50m right of The Nose.

1. Climb 5.6/7 slabs up to a tree then onward to double cracks and the chimney/corner's base, 50m.

2. Up the chimney that has good cracks within for standard size pro. 5.8. Exit left to a large ledge, 35m.

3. Stem the east side of the cave/flake. Move left to the arete and finish on that (upper Jet Stream) a vertical, 5.8 crack with jugs. Find easy ground to the summit of the D/C Flake, 30m. Traverse right to rappel trees.


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Standard.



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