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Pin Route 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 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.

Description 

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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