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K2 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Scott Manzzullo on Sep 2, 2002
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Description 

This route starts rather high for short people, just lieback the corner to the first face hold, then more or less straight up the face from there. Little holds,and rather long reaches make it 5.9.


Protection 

Lead east facing block 5.2 for a toprope anchorthe climb is south on the block25ft perlon,and 1-2-3-3.5 cams for topropeshort lead small nuts and one or two camsdepends on confidence.



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By Adam J. Clark
From: Eau Claire, WI
Aug 23, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Svens guide (2nd ed) had this as a jump start, found it totally doable and really sweet

By Doug Hemken
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Sep 17, 2012

I'd say the first couple of moves is the crux. Probably an OK lead with side gear, but I didn't actually test that theory.