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Okie from Muskogee 

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

Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 500', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Harrington and Overholtz?
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Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Feb 23, 2010

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This is probably the line that Harrington and Overholtz referred to as a "super-forgettable grovel," but it is really not so bad. Climb up the gradually steepening crack system and belay above a small overhang. The second pitch follows thin cracks through the white rock to a wide ledge with some large bushes. The third pitch goes up and right (with possible variations) to another ledge to the right of a big corner system. Easier climbing leads to the top.


Approach as you would for the Blood Wall, but stop before reaching the gully/chimney at the start of Hypertension. There is a poorly defined sloping buttress to the left of a varnished expanse. Begin in the crack system immediately to the left of a right-facing, right-slanting corner.


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