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YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches, 1500', Grade IV
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Urmas Franosch, Peter Mayfield (2003)
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Submitted By: Scott Sinner on Aug 10, 2013

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Description 

Route starts on the far right side of the face, at a splitter finger crack in perfect white granite. This is the 10b crux right off the ground (or snow). The angle eases on the second pitch and follows a crack in the slab, reminiscent of the first pitch on Fairview's Regular Route. After this, the adventure begins...

The topo is very accurate, but expect minor route-finding issues especially on Pitch 5. We were only the 2nd party on the route, and bailed on the 3rd class after the technical pitches. QT still needs a proper 2nd ascent!


Protection 

Rack of doubles from small stuff to 3" was useful. No wide sections, no fixed gear.



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