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Fern Dust 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Alex Bury, Michael Kaffel, Cori Tite (GU 2013)
New Route: Yes
Season: any
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Submitted By: Alex Bury on Dec 22, 2013

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Cordless on 'Fern Dust'.

Park near the top of Signal Street.

Description 

Turn the roof via the very short, wide crack (10a). Then lieback the huge rib to reach the ledge.

Location 


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To reach the base:
Upon reaching the saddle, follow the trail into the trees. The trail will rise and head left, following the cliff band. Before you reach the 3rd class gully, a faint trail heads downhill. Follow this climber's trail to the base.
To reach the top of the climb:
Follow the directions above, but ascend the 3rd class gully. Follow a climber's trail down the other side of the formation to reach the large ledge halfway up the wall. The slung oak at the end of the ledge is the anchor.

Protection 

A large cam can protect the steep start very well.
From a great stance above the roof, a good medium sized cam can be placed behind the rib.

Top Roping: a top rope can easily be set up from above.
From the top of the crag, walk down the left side (climber's left) to access the big ledge halfway up the face. At the end of the ledge, the top of Fern Dust is marked by an oak with black slings and a fat ring.


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Jamming past the roof on the first ascent.
Jamming past the roof on the first ascent.

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