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Flora Dora 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c [details]
FA: KC Baum and Don West
Season: Spring and Fall
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Submitted By: eDixon on May 19, 2007
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Description 

Pitch 1 - Start by climbing discontinuous cracks up to below a 3 foot roof. Pull the roof using a combination of fingers, hands, and stems. Past the roof, continue up a finger and hand (160 feet). Belay on ledge with bolted anchor. (5.11).

Pitch 2 - Continue up a right-facing corner/dihedral with fingers/hands to a ledge (100 feet). Belay off gear. (5.10).

Pitch 3 - Follow the dihedral up to an arete with a finger and hand crack. Take this to the top by a pine tree (140 feet). Belay from bolted anchor. (5.9).

Descent - From the top anchor, make 3 double rope raps.


Location 

The route starts in a small alcove. Look for the 3 foot roof above. There is also a small pocket on the face about 15 feet up the route.


Protection 

Small to medium nuts. Double set of cams to 3".



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By Alex Garhart
Oct 21, 2012

Climbed the 1st pitch of this again today and it is awesome. The 1st 25 feet is a bit heads up but there is good pro available. Fantastic route that gives you just what you need when you need it.