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Fertile Crescent 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Michael Schneiter on Nov 8, 2007

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fertile crescent


The David Bloom guide describes this as big hands, but it's probably more accurate to describe it as fists in a corner, with a wide crack to the right that allows for good stemming, keeping the grade at 5.9.


Left of Big Guy. Wide corner with a wide crack to the left. Starts on a block.


Blue Camalots through #4 Camalot.

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By James Beissel
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 29, 2010

I would suggest bringing gear from .4 C4 (fingers) to #5, with emphasis on the #4 Camalot size.
By Courtney Pace
From: Centerville
Mar 16, 2012

Fun route. 80% of the route is protected by #4 camalot. I fisted the majority of it. Look for the good stemming rests. .75 camalot protects move to chains.
By D-Storm
Apr 1, 2012

Great warmup for Big Guy or for getting non-committed practice on tea-cup jams.
By Jordan Hirro
From: Colorado Springs/Carbondale
Oct 2, 2013

Despite all of the sand that lied within the cracks, this thing was awesome. Kind of a slick start on fingers up to a ledge where you gain a perfect fists crack that slowly expands. The stemming rests make this very enjoyable for new crack climbers. A must do.
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