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East Wall T 
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Preparation H 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 130'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Mark Haymond, Jim Hicks, 1969
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Submitted By: Salamanizer on Mar 30, 2006

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Description 

A better and more challenging first pitch for Haystack. You can use this route to gain the main ledge where you can finish on any number of routes or continue walking left along the ledge and walk off the 3rd class decent. Also a great first pitch to East Corner. It has a few patches of grass but nothing too bad.

Location 

Just to the right of Haystack.

Protection 

Cams, .5" - 2"


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By Bonesaw
From: CA
Oct 1, 2010
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Climbed this with the first ascentionist, Mark Haymond, 41 years after the FA! Very cool! This is a great alternative start to Haystack.
By Colin Szehner
From: Oakland, Ca
Jun 2, 2015

Awesome variation to the first pitch of Haystack. Highly recommend. Sustained and very fun! Should be the direct start to Haystack, imo.
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