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Elephánt T 

Elephánt 

YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c [details]
FA: November 25th 2010, Paul Roberts and Rachel Roberts
New Route: Yes
Season: All
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Submitted By: RadTrad on Nov 25, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Profile of the Route and Rock. The route goes up t...

Description 

Start the climb inside a small chimney to the right that is at the trunk of the Elephant. Once atop the chimney reach into the finger-hand crack and begin jamming. Follow the diagonal crack all the way to the summit.

The rock is extremely crumbly on the face below the crack so watch your feet.

Crux is about halfway through the climb.

Location 

Make your way up the climbers trail, past AMC boulder, follow the trail for another 100 yards and you should see a boulder that resembles an Elephant or Ant-Eater. Find the south facing side of this boulder. A finger-hand-fist crack splits the boulder diagonally to the summit. Approximately between AMC Boulder and The Wedge. If you find your self at the splitting trail for the wedge and the summit youv gone to far. turn around and you should see the Elephant.

Protection 

All trad. I sent the route with just a set of nuts and tricams. Cams to #3 could be very useful. But in reality it can be done with just nuts and acouple tricams.


Photos of Elephánt Slideshow Add Photo
Summit Gained!
Summit Gained!
Starting into the crack.
Starting into the crack.
5 peices of gear to the summit
5 peices of gear to the summit
Atop the chimney
Atop the chimney
Riding the Elephant.
Riding the Elephant.

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