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Happy Firstday 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Geir and Marcy
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Marcy on Oct 11, 2009

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David Sampson on Happy Firstday

Description 

Climb the NE Face / arete of the pinnacle. Belay from two bolts on top of the formation.

Descent - rappel the route from an anchor on the northeast corner

Location 

NE face/arete of Firstday Tower

Protection 

Standard rack, doubles from .3" to 1"


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By Marcy
From: Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
Oct 28, 2009

There is a large boulder on climbers right as you top out this route. It's not teetering or anything, but we will move it further back on the summit or trundle it in the next week or so. I (and others) have carefully used it w/out issue, and it is easy to avoid as well. Just wanted to give a heads up.

Edit - 24 Nov 2009 - Geir and I determined the boulder was pretty secure and not easily displaced. Instead of trundling, we stabilized it; it's not going anywhere without the extensive effort of multiple people!

Also note - the descent has been improved. It is now just a single line from the northeast corner of the pinnacle back down the route.
By Laurel
From: Phoenix
Jan 20, 2010

this is a nice warm up, although it was very cold and early the morning I lead it and did not feel so warm upish....look for new anchors to climbers left on the face around the corner around the left to get off with one rope..pass on the bolt on top of the pinnacle