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Element 101 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Ellen and Butch Pomtier, and Alvino Pon, 1993
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Submitted By: Bruce Hildenbrand on Jun 20, 2011
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Description 

Since there is no fixed protection on this climb, the exact line is a bit up to the leader. Pass several horizontal bands where protection can be placed. Other than that, just keep heading for the large pine tree about 20 feet right of a large, right-facing dihedral.

To descend, traverse climber's right 40 feet on a good ledge to a tree with rappel slings and rap 60-70' to the ground.

A seldom done second pitch continues up a left-facing flake (5.6) to the top of the formation.


Location 

Climb the face about 20-30 feet right of the big, right-facing dihedral and below a large pine tree.


Protection 

Small cams up to 1". Bring a nut tool to help excavate for gear placements.



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