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Karen's Math 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: B. Stover, K. Wild
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Submitted By: John Wilder on Jul 30, 2010
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Description 

A fun little route with an exciting crux for both leader and follower.

Climb the crack to the flake, at the top of the flake clip a bolt then traverse left to a seam and follow it to Memorial Ledge.


Location 

Directly above the top of Vector, Vitus, and Calculus, is a VERY obvious flake leading to Memorial Ledge. Start in the gully below the flake at a crack system.


Protection 

gear to 4"



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In the perfect hand crack
In the perfect hand crack
Nice flake, good gear
Nice flake, good gear
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By Mark Roberts
From: Vancouver, BC
Sep 6, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

It's only PG-13 if you don't have small gear. I placed a 0 or a 00 Mastercam in the upper seam and felt safe. That being said, this upper part is difficult to protect without introducing a lot of rope drag due to the bolt placement. Fun route though, would love to try it again when I'm more fresh.

By Adrian Lazar
Jul 9, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13

A fun route. Use a double length sling on the bolt to minimize rope drag.. the traverse looks more gnarly than it actually is ... there's good foot and finger holds.

By Nick Wilder
Site Landlord
From: The Bubble
Aug 3, 2012

I wouldn't call this PG. Perfect pro up to the bolt, then just two moves to the left, over very smooth & safe falling terrain, but it's not that hard anyways. Then step up and a perfect #1 C3 goes in a slot. Two more moves and you're done.

By Bryan Hall
From: Bend, Oregon
Aug 16, 2012

Well protected, not PG13. I climbed this and missed the bolt on the traverse and would still call it well protected.

By Matt Hoffmann
From: Squamish
Oct 12, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Really good! Traverse was surprising when I got to it but, turned out to be solid.