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Friendly Faces Everywhere 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Karin Wuhrmann, Greg Barnes
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Greg Barnes on Jan 16, 2007

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Description 

Arete to blocky ledge to improbable face. The upper face looks like 5.12 slab from the ground!

Location 

At the right start for Rites of Spring (see Marty Lewis guide), climb the tiny crack corner to arete (just left of the leaning corner), join the blocky ledge of Rites of Spring for 20', then head left up the face.

Protection 

6 bolts, tiny pro for start (#2 Lowe ball or black alien), 1" cam, 2-3" cam. 2 bolt anchor with Mussy hooks.


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By Bruce Willey
From: Bishop, CA
Jul 25, 2007

This two star rating is an understatement. Actually it's one of the finest routes of its grade in the canyon.
By Randy in Ridgecrest
From: Inyokern, CA
May 23, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I think this is pretty challenging for 5.9 - has a couple of tasty mantles.
By slim
Administrator
Jul 11, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

nice little route, tastefully bolted, good climbing. definitely worth doing if you are in the area.
By Neil Kauffman
Jul 23, 2011

Excellent movement on the upper face!
By Morgan Nutting
From: Bishop, CA
Aug 19, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Fun movements, great warm-up.