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L.A.S.T. aka Unknown Flakes 
Stainless Steele 'Rete 
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Zimbra 

L.A.S.T. aka Unknown Flakes 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Eric Guokas, Todd Asnicar, 1984
Season: South-facing
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Submitted By: Tony B on Sep 10, 2006
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  • Description 

    A short distance to the right of the Stainless Steel 'Rete there is a left-facing, left-arcing system of flakes. From the ground, climb up into this to a mini "roof" (5.8, small wires) and then follow the flakes (5.7 or less, wires and small cams) as they go up and left past a sling on a horn (bad pro) to a ledge. At the ledge, continue up and left to a flaring seam and then up that vertically (5.7, S) to the top of the cliff.
    To descend, belay and then climb down and right to the cold-shuts rappel on Zimbra.


    Location 

    Just right of Stainless Steel 'Rete and just left of Zimbra. This is the obvious, thin, left-facing, left-leaning (arcing) flake system.


    Protection 

    Mostly small nuts and cams. Several 2' slings. Tricky in some spots, a little runout in others. NOT a beginner lead.



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