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Fledgling 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Matt Richardson on Jun 25, 2008
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Description 

Follow a nice hand crack up off of a block. The crack itself will peter out as the angle eases up about 15 to 20' up. Getting onto the low angle portion of this route will be the crux. I placed a hex here, trying to save larger cams for what looked like a 3" horizontal crack above, the next place for good gear. As it turned out, all of the cracks above the start were flaring with no great opportunity for pro and I ended up running it out to the top on 5.4 ground.

This route is over after the first 20' or so. Dave Bingham gave this route a star in his 2000 guide, but it is probably worth doing only if you are in the area for another route.


Location 

This route is located on the west side of Owl Rock. It is the first route to the right of Owl Roof.


Protection 

Some hand size pieces for the lower section and maybe you can fiddle an Alien somewhere in the flaring sections up high. Rap from anchors at the top of this route.



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By Drederek
Sep 20, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

thought the 8 to the right of this was much better.