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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50', Grade V
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Season: fall
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Submitted By: Sam Benedict on Jul 26, 2006

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This line really flows. The crux is probably climbing out of the narrowing chimney into the wide hand crack. Very aesthetic. The book gives it 10b, but my partner an I found Slash to be quite a bit harder. It's all so relative at Vedauwoo.


Just right of Slash.


Pro to 4".

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By Brian Story
Apr 24, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This route is 10a in Kelman's book, which I think is accurate. Sam's description is good. The upper wide hands crack is of high quality. Well worth the walk past Reynolds Hill.
By A. Wolaver
From: Golden, CO
Sep 3, 2009

I may propose that Kelman's 10a is even a bit light by Vedauwoo wide standards.
By Justin Edl
Sep 3, 2009

What standards would those be? Grades in Vedauwoo range from honest to completely sandbagged, and everything in between. As far as wide "standards" at Vedauwoo go, are we talking Jays Solo standards, or Maxilash standards? Jays solo is given 5.10, and Maxilash was originally given 5.10+, though I couldn't mistake the two because in my opinion Jays Solo is distinctly harder. While both may or may not be stiff when compared to 5.10's and 5.10+'s in other areas, to pretend that there is some sort of standard there is laughable.
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