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R-2 D-2 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Jay Ladin, Mike Strassman 1983
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Submitted By: Vincent Greene on Apr 16, 2005
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BETA PHOTO: Climbing jam crack towards chains.


This is found on Rupley tower E. From the gully between towers C and D, go up the chimney to the southwest (right side facing downhill). The route starts at a wide crack by a small tree. Directly opposite from an opening overlooking the tri-level spire. Stay mostly right of the crack to keep the route at the grade. Fun route for a new leader.


Bring a full set of nuts and cams in the 1-2.5" range. I used a #4 camalot near the bottom to keep from rolling all the way down to the Tri-level spire. Chains at the top.

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Looking down R2-D2 from about 2/3 of the way up.
Looking down R2-D2 from about 2/3 of the way up.
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By Vincent Greene
Sep 27, 2005
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

I have now climbed this a number of times, call me wimpy if you must, but I think this is harder than 5.6.

By A.P.T.
From: Truckee,Ca
Feb 5, 2007

Yup, more of a 5.7! When someone calls me a wimp or puss I just agree and acknowlede them with a nod.

By Boodge Nomchompski
Oct 26, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Good climb - great pro all the way up. Could be a sketchy start if you try using 5.6 "footwork"- I give it 5.7.