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Harkness variation 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c A2+ PG13

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 550', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c A2+ [details]
FA: Chris Harkness (June '05)
New Route: Yes
Season: summer
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Submitted By: chris harkness on Jul 12, 2008
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Description 

This is the huge left-facing dihedral on the right side of the west face, clearly visible from the parking lot. Begin by climbing "Conquistador" to "Abject Cathexis", a crack system on the right side of the massive left facing dihedral.

I soloed this in June '05 and removed what appeared to be the anchor at the high point for the FA party of Abject Cathexis (A3). I'm not sure why they decided to bail at this point, but the route continues up through the obvious crack system that eventually deteriorates into the typical choss found at the top of all routes. Some loose rock, but otherwise a fun route. I could see this route possibly going hammerless; maybe even free.


Location 

right side of west face


Protection 

Standard aid rack to #4, double set of small nuts, knifeblades, lost arrows, sawed off (or tied off) angles, birdbeaks.



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