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Deep Impact 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Charles Vernon & Kurt Johnson
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Submitted By: Kurt Johnson on Oct 29, 2006

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Deep Impact goes up the middle of the east side (c...

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Description 

Deep Impact may be an obscure, gritty, one-pitch climb a long bushwhack up a steep slope, but a photo of a leader mid-route taken from just uphill to the east would make any cover shot jealous. Of course, the average climber standing at the base would have a hard time believing that, but it's worth doing nonetheless...although you'd probably want to combine it with another longer route on the crag to get the most bang for your buck.

Location 

To get to the base, fight dense shrubbery up the east gully until you get to a large rock spanning the corridor, making it more difficult to continue. Stem up the left side of this feature to the start of a rough hand crack. The route was named not only for the crater made by a loose block kicked off a small ledge part way up the climb, but also for the painful indentations the sharp crystals lining the crack will leave in your hands. Descend to the north (right).

Protection 

Standard rack.


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