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Grand Central Station 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
FA: Jim Brink, Mike Duncan, Rob Kelman, 2004
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Page Views: 319
Submitted By: Christina kalb on Jul 26, 2009
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Description 

This is a typical Vedauwoo 5.6. The route starts left of the tree and the roofs shown in the guidebook (Rock Climbing at Vedauwoo, Wyoming). You can see a beautiful but short open book, with parallel cracks at the left end of the wall. Climb the open book and move left to belay under a large roof with a tricky anchor. Note that in 2009, there was a DEATH rappel anchor set at the top (webbing around a hollow, small rock). If you don't want to die on this rappel, I suggest traversing into the small, "slabby," flaring chimney and continue moving right after this chimney to a second flaring, wide crack until you get to an obvious topout. Here you can head left into an arduous downclimb.


Protection 

A standard rack will do fine with the addition of a 4" cam.



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By Kyle Anderson
From: Westminster, CO
Aug 24, 2009

This was a fun route for sure. I thought I was disappointed with the fact that the opening dihedral is not as long as I envisioned, but you can continue to meander up the wall from there for a fun time. Avoid the Death Rappel....