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left variant 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: unknown
Season: all
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Submitted By: Casey Bald on Aug 5, 2007

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Laura Halupowski on Elephants Head Left Variant

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on the left side of the trunk there is an obvious tree ledge splitting the cliff, climb\scramble up to a ledge with a tree growing out of it, pull up over this and climb straight up over a incipient vertical crack system, past a fixed pin with good gear to a bolt stud that you can loop with a small nut and a huge ring bolt anchor.....

Admninistrator's NOTE: I've never seen a pin on the climb that goes straight up from the flat ledge with a pine tree on it, i.e. directly below the bolts on top. THIS climb is fairly unprotectable. However, if one scrambles up 6-8 ft to the next ledge (more of a dirt ramp when you get there) above the "tree-ledge" there is an angle piton in the crack about 12 ft up, and THIS climb is quite protectable as it follows one of the only continuous cracks on this side of the cliff. Thus, I'm not sure WHICH climb is being called "Left Variant". R Hall, May 2015

Protection 

small and medium cams up to #2 with a set of nuts


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