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Release the Craken 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c A2+

Type:  Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 400'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c A2+ [details]
FA: Richard Ludwig and Jeremy Aslaksen
New Route: Yes
Season: All year
Page Views: 427
Submitted By: Jeremy Aslaksen on Jan 21, 2013

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We did this route in four pitches plus some scrambling to access the virgin summit tower. Scrambling/hiking around up there is pretty cool.


See pics for location


3 sets of cams. We had (2)#4, (2)#5 and (1) #6 as I recall

(1) #3 Pecker is nice on the last pitch.

Most of this could be free climbed in warmer weather but it's still pretty loose and there is plenty of wideness thrown in for fun.

The rock on the last pitch really sucks and the top of the chimney is capped by a huge death block. Be safe!

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Summit chimney including death block.
Summit chimney including death block.

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By Steve "Crusher" Bartlett
Feb 7, 2013

Good work boys!
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