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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a R

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: J. Stuberg, M. Brooks, 1980
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Submitted By: Tony B on Nov 11, 2001
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This route is in the popular 5.8 crack area of Rincon Wall. The route is the broken flake and crack system about a little ways right of 5.8 crack, and just right of the climb Outer Limbits and the huge tree at the cliff base.

This climb ascends a dark, broken flake and crack system with awkward moves and small, difficult, pumpy protection. To descend, rap from the anchor above 5.8 crack.

I waffled briefly about the 'bomb' rating. The route has some bad rock; it isn't terrible, it's just not worth it.


There is some pro, but the rock is not great and the gear is pumpy to place. The gear is a few small [pieces] total. (tiny cams)

You can rig a TR from the tree above 5.8 crack with some swing potential -watch out for the huge tree below.

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By Ivan Rezucha
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jan 1, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

On TR this felt like 10. It would be hard to place gear since the middle section has no good stances.