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The Raven's Castle
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Joe's Dyke 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 270'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Joe Turley, Jim Sinclair (free solo)
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Submitted By: Tom Bath on Dec 5, 2009

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Description 

This route follows the quartz dyke that traverses the Raven's Castle slabs.
P1 5.6) From the start on the left side of the base (same start as Talking Crack) head up and right following the dyke to the 1st belay station.
P2. Follow the dyke up the headwall to the top.


Protection 

6 quickdraws



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By Dru
Jan 14, 2010

Before this thing was retrobolted you could get in 3-4 pieces of gear, despite claims to the contrary in the guidebook

By Jason Albino
From: San Francisco, CA
Apr 20, 2013

Eyeball this thing carefully, as the undulating bolts are hidden well in the sunshine. Be sure to go straight up for a few bolts, then look for the sharply right-leaning bolt line to the top from there. A fun way to get in more climbing after topping out on Squamish Buttress, but nothing to write home about.