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Flake Fest 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

   
Type: Sport, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Ty Morrison-Heath on Apr 7, 2013
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Description 

A fantastic route that goes up one of the most classic flakes and splitters out at Allenspur. All bolted due to the flakes somewhat delicate nature. No individual move is that difficult but it is one of the more sustained routes out here. Go send it!


Location 

If taking the lower approach this is the climb that will be at the end of the trail.


Protection 

Bolts to 3 bolt anchor



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1 - French Connection 5.10a <br />2 - Flake Fest 5.10b
BETA PHOTO: 1 - French Connection 5.10a
2 - Flake Fest 5.10b
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By Josh Kornish
Oct 26, 2013

By no means an unreasonable trad line. Gear is good but spaced in a few areas. Fixed a nut at the 3rd bolt.

If on gear a rack to 3" is sufficient

By Ty Morrison-Heath
From: Bozeman, MT
Dec 15, 2013

I think the reason it was bolted was to protect the somewhat delicate nature of the flake. If you fall and pull the flake down there are going to be several angry locals after your head for ruining one of the best climbs in the area.

By Josh Kornish
Dec 22, 2013

certainly an interesting ethical debate. Using natural gear on a sport climb. Yet I agree that there is one placement within the 'somewhat delicate' flake. My apologize for fixing an eyesore but I am by no means the first person to do these lines on gear.

By Nick Stayner
From: The Magic City
Jan 2, 2014

...but quite possibly the first to spray about it!