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Rauch Factor 

YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: John Stewart
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Submitted By: Ian G. on Mar 20, 2010

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FA Kevin Rauch FFA Jon Stewart

Description 

Right on the arete next to the MD Route. This is probably one of the super classics of the area. The climb starts in a corner, busts out to an arete and then continues up the sweet face. The moves up top are really fun; make you wish it would go forever.

Location 

On the arete next to the MD Route.

Protection 

Mostly bolts. You definitely need to bring some gear. Gear from 0.5 to 1 camalot should be enough. I did not place any, but there are some good nut placements as well.


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By bryans
Apr 20, 2010

Kevin's last name is Rauch, and this John Stewart (FA-ist) route was a classic from the get-go.
By Ian G.
From: PDX, OR
May 4, 2010

Thanks, I fixed it. A very good route!
By George Zack
From: Portland, OR
Jun 16, 2015

I placed two large nuts shortly above the arete, and a finger-sized nut above the little stump. Very solid placements.
By Kev
Jul 13, 2015

Thanks for all the work yesterday on this route John. I think this route is solid 10.d. It is harder than any other 10.b or 10.c at the zone imo. Awesome route.
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