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Cleft, The 
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Left of Cleft 
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Left of Cleft 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: George Bracksieck on Dec 30, 2012
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GB leading Left of the Cleft on Sept. 2, 2010. Pho...
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Description 

Climb along right-leaning, small, fragile flake and place a cam. Move up, then traverse right to a short, right-leaning crack. Climb the crack to its end, near the Cleft. Move left and up, into the longer, right-leaning crack (on which I am visible in the photo). This crack is thin at first, then steepens awkwardly right (crux, wide hands) before it nears the Cleft. I continued up into the Cleft, to the same belay position that I had used in the cleft (by fixed pin and old sling). I led Ross Swanson up this on Sept. 2, 2010.


Location 

This is on the slab, just left of the Cleft. We rapped from a sling that we left, left of the Cleft.


Protection 

SR. I wished I had doubles of #1-3 Camalots and double ropes.



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