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Kickin' Bach 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: (TR) Karl Mueller & Alan Nelson, 12/81, FL: unknown
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Feb 1, 2003

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Walk to the left around from the Mel Cracks and boulder hop to the bottom of the upper left tier. The climb is on the right-hand side, a flakey looking crack in a vertical seam that ends before the top, with another crack located up and to the right.

Steepness on spikes (small cam early please) with the odd jam leads to the end of the first crack and a good rest. Traverse right and climb the well featured crack to the mother of all jugs.


Small cams, wires, medium cams for anchor.

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'Kickin' Bach". Photo by Blitzo.
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By Sean
From: Oak Park, CA
Nov 26, 2014

the oblong pillar feature (which provides the crucial initial jug) isn't fully attached to the wall. it flexes. could break off with a heavy pull, which would also result in the instant disintegration of that one slot for the potential first piece that could be placed from the starting ledge
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