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Plan Blue 

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

Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Justin Johnsen on Mar 11, 2013
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There are two columns separated from the main face along the Eastern Front. Plan Blue starts on the second, eastmost, detached column. A large separate block on top connects it to the wall.


Small to medium trad pro; two different sized parallel cracks between the column and the headwall give plenty of options for protection. Optional sling for naturals on the column at the start. Two quickdraws for the bolts above. Bolted anchor with hardware for lowering at top (shared with adjacent routes Proletariat, Road to Ruin, etc.


Make easy moves to surmount a short column almost detached from the wall, with a variety of options to start. From the column, jam up a pair of side-by-side hand and finger cracks. A nice restful stance lets you catch your breath for a few pumpy moves onto the headwall, clipping two bolts along the way to the anchor.

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