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NW Face 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 5 pitches, 400', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: SeanKuus on Aug 4, 2010
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Description 

Start on NW Face of the Dome, at the right=facing corner. There are two variations: 10a and 5.8+.

P1: Either climb the slanting, right-facing dihedral with tough pro (10a) or climb the flaky, blocky 5.8+ to the right of the dihedral. They end at the same stance.

P2: Traverse left 25 feet. You can link this with the last pitch. Belay at the base of a wide crack (5.9).

P3: Gain the wide crack and follow the disappearing crack system to a yellow, right-facing corner, continue up another wide crack to a ledge with four trees (5.8).

P4: Climb the left, sloping, dihedral undercling, then follow a ramp right to another ledge (5.9).

P5: Follow cracks to top (5.6).


Protection 

Standard rack to 4". A 5" piece is nice for the wide crack, but not required.



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By Dustin B
From: Steamboat
Mar 22, 2011

P4 and P5 are shared with Fat Lip.