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Forrest Solo 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: B. Forrest, solo, 1950s. FFA unknown.
Season: Gets afternoon sunshine
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Submitted By: Tony B on Aug 16, 2009

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Description 

A good climb on good rock, though a little licheny at the bottom. There are a few moves that require some effort, but no real crux. The protection in generally good, and jams mostly secure. The real treat is the clan and solid rock up top where the difficulty has eased substantially. Do this as a single pitch, as there is no rope management issue.

Location 

This is an obvious vertical crack and corner on the left side of the NW face of the Praying Nun tower. Start in a crack and right-facing corner and ride the system to the top.

Protection 

1 set of stoppers + 1 set of cams to 3" to protect the climb. If you like lots of gear, take extra 2" and 2.5" pieces, or save those cams for up high. Take 1 each 3.5 and 4" cams for a convenient belay... though other pieces can be used, these are easy, obvious, and nicely located.

Rap 60' down to the east from a webbing and cord anchor up top, which needs a rapid-link added (presently a single biner). Return to the base downhill and around (walking) or scramble (5.4?) up through the notch and over.


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