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Elysian Fields 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b PG13

Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
Season: All year
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Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Oct 1, 2006
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Start just left of the low two-bolt anchor that's used for cave rescues. Follow run out but easy climbing for 20 feet to the base of a crack and shallow left-facing corner for good medium cams and nuts. This route is the shortest of routes at Styx.


Shown as route #5 on the Styx area route topo


Small to medium cams and nuts to a two-bolt anchor.

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Brenda sets up for a rappel at the Elysian Fields anchor, while another climber to her right is at Phlegethon's anchors.
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By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Jan 5, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Loads of pro all the way up--not PG-13 IMO.

By Robin
From: Albuquerque, NM
Apr 25, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Agreed, plenty of pro. I suppose maybe you could consider the first placement a bit high off the ground (depending on how you do it), so maybe that's where the PG13 came from? Either way I am a giant wuss, so if I thought it was safe, it must be pretty safe.

Edit: For what it's worth, I was on this yesterday and if you are a new leader and concerned about the potentially high-ish first placement, there is a great cam placement off to the right a few feet that you can use to protect the moves to the main crack system.