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First Mate 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Rich F. on Oct 9, 2008

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Myong leading First Mate.

Reopened after flood damage! MORE INFO >>>


Crux is just before and after bolt #3. Challenging crux for 5.9 route, but bolts are close together -- well protected. Feet, feet, feet!


This is immediately right of The Captain.


This is a sport route -- you just need about 6 QDs.

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By Cody E
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 4, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

First bolt is pretty high and run out, but it's pretty easy scrambling getting to it. Thought this was a great climb. I give it 5.9. Solid anchors up top.

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