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Karl Bird Crack 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Steve Gilliam and ?
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Submitted By: adampeters on Dec 26, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: crab eyes approached from the east

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  • Description 

    The first 15 feet or so is the business on this route. Sprint up the 5.9 section and the climbing backs off to easy 5.6 after that. A fun route and good warm up.

    Location 

    This route is on the left hand side of the East face. To the left of the fire pit.

    Protection 

    Trad, no anchors.


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    By david Graham
    Aug 15, 2014
    rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

    protecting the bottom part of this route is hard as all get up. It's an inward flaring offwidth crack that is too big for a #4 camalot. You can get a #4 on the outside edge but be sure to extend it to make sure it doesn't walk inwards or you'll find yourself in an awkward situation.