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Etch-A-Sketch T 
Half Day's Work T 
Ice Cream Turned to Shit T 
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Man Overboard T 
Portal T 
Sarchasm S 
Scots on the Rocks T 
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Tunnel of Love T 
Yard Arms T 

Keel Haul 

YDS: 5.13 French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: X- ZA: 30 British: E7 6c

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 300', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13 French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: X- ZA: 30 British: E7 6c [details]
FA: Topher Donahue and Tommy Caldwell
New Route: Yes
Season: summer
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Submitted By: topher donahue on Dec 2, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Topo for Yard Arms, Etch-A-Sketch, and Keel Haul.


Awesome, wild trad climbing. This is the hardest of the trilogy of 5.13 routes on this wall. The easiest of the 5.13 routes is the first hard pitch of Keel Haul, and then step right to the second hard pitch of Yard Arms. For the crux of Keel Haul, follow the thin crack above the belay into a roof feature, then move left at a fixed nut onto the improbable steep orange headwall.


Take extra cams thin to hand size. After moving left for the crux, veer right to a fixed Loweball and knifeblades in an alcove, then back left on runout 5.11 to the top. Bring a red (#4) Metolius three-cam, or similar, for key protection after the crux and lots of long draws.

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By Jonathan Siegrist
From: his truck
Jun 25, 2012

Thanks for adding these to the database Topher! I've been looking out for more info on these climbs for years. Cheers

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