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Michael's Pin 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Mike Veazey on Jun 24, 2011

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Description 

Fun corner to finger crack.

Location 

Starts of the right end of the Return to Forever Ledge and climbs to the top.

Protection 

nuts, mostly small cams


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By Dom
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From: New Brunswick Canada
Jul 13, 2012
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Was there a pin at the crux once upon a time? Hard to protect the crux I found although I had good gear right underneath me. cool line!
By Peter Lewis
From: Bridgton, Maine
Aug 11, 2014

Stout for the grade (like a lot of routes on the island). Not a sandbag, just not a giveaway at all. Crux is right where the initial corner/chimney ends at a bulge with razor-cut (and thin!) finger crack above. Might be easier if you're short, because the crux move requires a one-leg press with the left leg. This (and other nearby routes) are very Yosemite-ish in terms of rock quality and features. And don't worry about protecting the crux: you can absolutely sew this puppy up.