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Cradle to Grave 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c C2

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 10 pitches, 1000', Grade V
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c C2 [details]
FA: Dave Jones & Brian Smoot, 2004
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: bsmoot on Feb 6, 2009

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Description 

Cradle to Grave starts with 3 excellent chimney/offwidth pitches on great rock. One squeeze section was so narrow I had to take my harness off to get through. It's also possible to avoid this section by climbing the offwidth out side of the chimney. 3 more pitches, including a 35' section of clean aid, lead to an excellent, exposed crack, leading to the summit.


Location 

See photo topo under "Watchman"


Protection 

2-3 sets cams with a few big sizes including the largest camalot. 1 set R.P.'s



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Pitch 6...stalling below an offwidth.
Pitch 6...stalling below an offwidth.
Pitch 2, about to enter the chimney on the right.
Pitch 2, about to enter the chimney on the right.
Following pitch 3
Following pitch 3
leading pitch 4...this was the squeeze where I had to take my harness off.
leading pitch 4...this was the squeeze where I had...
Pitch 9 on the beautiful upper crack.
Pitch 9 on the beautiful upper crack.
Pitch 7...the corner above, and to my right is pitch 8
Pitch 7...the corner above, and to my right is pit...
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