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Outer Notch 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b

Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
FA: Bob Stevenson and Jim Halfpenny
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Submitted By: Matt Richardson on Apr 29, 2007
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This is an excellent beginner's climb on the northwest portion of Blair III. This route ascends a slabby system of cracks on the right hand side of a large notch (as you face it). The top consists of a right-facing dihedral with a nice hand crack in the back. It has excellent stemming.


Descend via the rappel anchors located on the steep face (above Son of a Wanted Man, 13c).


Gear to #4 Camalot.

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Tommy T. rapping off at the bolt anchors.
Tommy T. rapping off at the bolt anchors.
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By Greg Speer
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 28, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

The dihedral/hand crack up top is the crux and a bit sustained. Wide stemming helps. I could have used a half dozen #3 & 4 Camalots for that section. Nice belay on top with horizontal crack to build anchor. Save three smaller cams (0.4, 0.5, 0.75) for this. Also could substitute with smaller tri-cams.