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McPherson Struts 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Bob Gaines Yvonne McPherson 1988
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Submitted By: Cory on Jun 7, 2010

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Cory on McPherson Struts
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This is a sustained and fairly runout slab climb. The crux comes approximately 2/3 the way between the first and second bolt, but the entire climb is quite exciting. Make sure you have your head straight for this one!


Located on the slab just to the right of Goodrich Pinnacle Right.


Two bolts and one small cam (#1 C3) or nut. There is a two bolt anchor on the ledge on top.

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Cory nearing the third and final piece of protection on McPherson Struts
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A bit of a runout to the next pro after the 2nd bolt . . . Nice and spicy!
A bit of a runout to the next pro after the 2nd bo...
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By Cory
From: Boise, ID
Jun 8, 2010

This is rated 5.9 in the book, but it felt harder than several 10a slab climbs I can think of (Fingertips on Daff Dome, Revelation and Ten Karat Gold at Suicide, and Heart and Sole at Joshua Tree), but then again it was pretty hot when we climbed it . . . A nice climb regardless.