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Life is like a rubber rope 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Ralph Fickel, Ron Dawson mid 90's
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Submitted By: nbrown on Aug 2, 2013
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  • Description 

    This is a somewhat older line that has fallen into obscurity due to a lack of comphehensive documentaion in recent years. It is short but climbs great rock, and is worth a romp up if you're in the area. There is also a newer 2nd pitch (different name) that climbs the outrageous fin of rock just above the ledge near the top - more to come on this...

    Start on top of the large spike shaped boulder - "Space wrangler" goes straight up here. Instead, step out right and follow corners and great edges up the wall past a bolt to gain the ledge. Either belay here or continue up for a belay in the bushes on top and around left.


    On opposite wall (south) from the Apricot buttress when descending gully (left about half way down).


    Light rack of small cams and wires. One bolt. Not hard climbing but it is a bit spicy, so beware.

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