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Pin Route 

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

   
Type: Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Taylor-B. on Aug 7, 2013
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The old pin at the top of pitch 2.

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This route is to the climbers right of Hard to Say, on the right side of the flying buttress.

Pitch 1. 5.9, 150 feet. Start on a steep finger crack in a corner with grey rock and climb up the obvious features, and belay on a tundra ledge.

Pitch 2. 5.9, 120 feet. Climb the arete proper up shallow cracks to gain a corner system. Belay below the the fist crack at an old fixed pin.

Pitch 3. 5.8, 100 feet. Climb the fist crack until it rejoins with Hard to Say.

Pitch 4-5. 300 feet. Climb one short section of steep 5.8 and then 5th class to the top.


Protection 

Standard rack with a #4.



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Pitch 2 with the pitch 3 fist crack above.
Pitch 2 with the pitch 3 fist crack above.
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