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Cretin Corner 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Dave Loeks, 1974
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Submitted By: Taino on May 31, 2007

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Description 

Fun moves, but the route is very overgrown and needs a good cleaning. With more traffic, this route will clean up well. The crux is up through the dihedral, and is above gear.


Location 

Start at an open book that starts above the ground on the right side of an overhang, 15 feet left of Mary.

Pitch 1: Climb the open book and face above to a large ledge (60 feet). Watch out for the shrubbery growing in the dihedral.

Pitch 2: traverse slightly to the left to rappel, or step around right and finish on Mary (60 feet).

Rappel from the top; two raps with a single rope or one rap with a double rope. Rappel stations are new.


Protection 

Acceptable. A little thin in the crux area, but it's there. Gear-only anchors.



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