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PhD 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Rick Piggot
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Submitted By: EliotAC on May 15, 2010

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Description 

This is one of the longest routes on Woodson. Start at the obvious flake and bust 5.10/+ lieback moves up to where the flake seams out. Switch techniques and use delicate or powerful face moves past 3 bolts (crux).


Location 

Walk down past the Out of Sight boulder another 100 yards on the most obvious trail. This trail trends northeast and downhill. The PhD boulder will be on the north side of the trail (to your left). You will walk past a boulder with an obvious OW on your left first. The next boulder is the PhD boulder walk on top to set up a TR. PhD is on the North side.


Protection 

Thin gear that would most likely blow the flake off and 3 bolts.
3 bolts on top for TR also.



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By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
May 17, 2010
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

This route is mostly toproped and rarely led. The crux sequence involves a shallow digit to crimp. The feet are "there" but just not at the right position or time. The crack up to the face is fun 5.9 or so. I have a classic photo of Piggot on the route at work. Will post soon.

By Mark K
Nov 7, 2010

There is a drilled mono pocket right in the crux sequence. We were able to avoid it without adding too much difficulty; perhaps making it more solid at the 12a grade.