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YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: KC Baum and Jody Hawkins, 11/4/88
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Submitted By: Matthew Seymour on Jun 7, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Fortress Wall Routes--right side.


Start up ledges and gain a great, finger crack. Continue up the crack to a ledge below a perfect, hand crack in dike rock. Climb up through the hand crack and gain a large ledge. Continue up easy climbing to the top. Downclimb the gully to the east.


This is located about 50 feet right of Verachocha on a right-facing part of the wall. The climb starts on some ledges with a pine tree. It is possible to identify the climb by a perfect, hand crack roof in dike rock high on the climb.


Nuts and cams, small to hand.

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By nick.laws
Apr 14, 2013

Tried to find this climb yesterday.... Anybody have a picture or good topo?
By Jeremy Werlin
Sep 24, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Pretty sustained climbing on good rock with a definite crux coming at the little roof. Climbs better than it looks. Highly recommended.
By Jeremy Werlin
Oct 18, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Descent beta: on the big ledge after the nice dike rock crack look for two Metolius rap hangers back and left. The rap is a FULL 35m, so remember to tie stopper knots in your 70m rope just in case.

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