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Moxie 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Dick Williams, Bob Anderson, Steve Lessin, 1973.
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Submitted By: John Peterson on Apr 15, 2007

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Description 

This is a short corner climb near White Pillar. The crux is the corner -- it felt pretty stiff for 5.8+. Start below and left, making a few hard steep-face moves as you approach the corner.

March 2010: the tree that served as a rappel anchor has fallen down.


Location 

Probably the best way to find this route is to go to White Pillar and then backtrack about 100' The route follows a clean and appealing left-facing corner that starts a bit off the ground. It's also just right of the striking right-leaning white flake of Giddah!


Protection 

I found the crux hard to protect until I noticed a spot for a ball nut. A passing climber informed me that the only good pro for the crux was that ball nut that I had placed. There's other pro down lower but the ball nut made me way happier.



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By Dana Bartlett
From: CT
May 2, 2009

I just did this recently, and I found a placement for a TCU (Metolius, purple) that provided good protection for the crux. A Ballnut may well be helpful but for me, it wasn't essential.

By gblauer
From: Wayne, PA
Apr 22, 2014

Tricky Tricky Tricky. Once you figure it out, it's fun. Puzzling at first.

By JSH
Administrator
Apr 23, 2014

Gail, what did you do for a descent?

By SethG
Apr 23, 2014

As of 2013 there was a tree with a fixed anchor, maybe this is a different tree from the one that fell.