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Empire Strikes Back T,S 
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Empire Strikes Back 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 180', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: M.Albert
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: a d on Oct 1, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Pitch 1. ESB.

Description 

Starts up diagonal crack splitting face, up and left of Star Wars.P1 Climb crack, to it's end, and gear belay (15m. 5.9). P2 follow short finger crack dihedral onto face, and follow knobs, and bolts (11) to bolted anchor that shares P2 of Star Wars (40m 5.11a) . Continue on P3 of Star Wars, or Rap (60m) to base.
Excellent technical climbing.


Location 

20 m. left of P1 Star Wars. Look for obvious crack splitting low angle face, leading to steep splitter going right.


Protection 

Cams, very small to 2", also, extra finger size for gear belay.
2 x 60 m ropes.



Photos of Empire Strikes Back Slideshow Add Photo
P2 ESB
P2 ESB
Pitch 1/2 of ESB. <br />P1 crack, And P2 short dihedral seen at lower right of photo.
Pitch 1/2 of ESB.
P1 crack, And P2 short dihedral ...
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