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Daniel's Variation 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b R

   
Type: Trad, 4 pitches, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Daniel Langdon and Eric Boesch
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: DanM on Aug 30, 2012
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Description 

A variation of the Sign Route. The first two pitches are the same as for Hard Up.

P1: Start in a large corner below the sign and head up to bolt anchors at the base of the sign.

P2: Follow the ramp up and left to a pair of easy-to-miss bolts near the bottom of the crack that splits the sign. Belay from here for pitch 3.

P3: Climb the right-leaning crack that splits the sign to the broken-out mini-alcove in the middle. from here head straight up over a rugby ball sized bulge (no gear). Once at easier climbing, you'll have more gear.

From here, bail left to finish on Hard Up or continue up through loose corners full of sharp rocks for the fourth pitch.


Protection 

A standard rack will be fine. Be sure to place a little extra gear before the runout. A fall from the top of the crux would be huge, but safe as long as your gear is good.



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