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Get High Street 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Brian Shelton and Stewart Green, March 2005
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Submitted By: kevin fox on Apr 20, 2011

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Carl Brockhoff on the tricky mid-section.

Description 

This route is immediately to the left of Anything But The Fast Lane. I believe the crux is just getting started on the route. Right off the deck you move through a bulge/roof. There is a great hand jam if you can reach it. The start is easier if you are taller. Pull through the roof and climb up and left past horizontal cracks. The bottom of the route takes gear and the upper half of the route has 3 bolts to a two bolt anchor. This route finishes and the same anchors as Anything But The Fast Lane.

Location 

This is immediately to the left of the route Anything But The Fast Lane.

Protection 

Bring small to medium cams up to #2 Camalot and quickdraws for the bolts. You can get off with a 60m.


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CJ starting up Get High Street.
CJ starting up Get High Street.
Get High Street route.
BETA PHOTO: Get High Street route.
CJ nearing the top.
CJ nearing the top.
Ropes uncoiled at the start of Get High Street.
Ropes uncoiled at the start of Get High Street.

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By Rich F.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 18, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Agree -- the crux is definitely the overhanging start. Once past the start the route can be protected fine with cams until reaching the first of the three bolts about halfway up.
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 8, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I think there's a little more 5.9 midway through the bolts, a couple delicate face moves on tiny holds.
By Stewart M. Green
Nov 8, 2011

FA: Brian Shelton and Stewart Green, March 2005.
By Sarah Meiser
From: Boulder, Colorado
May 23, 2014

Thin slab was the crux for me, not the overhung start. I think it just depends on your strengths/weaknesses. Worthwhile route, well protected.