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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: 340
Submitted By: Jeremy Aslaksen on Jan 21, 2013

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Burrr!

Description 

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


Location 

See pics for location


Protection 

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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Enjoy the sun while you can boy!
Enjoy the sun while you can boy!
Route follows yellow line
Route follows yellow line
Summit chimney including death block.
Summit chimney including death block.
Rich on the first pitch. Pretty loose but standard VOTG fare.
Rich on the first pitch. Pretty loose but standard...
First pitch.
First pitch.
Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...
Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...
The tower from the parking lot. North Tower is just out of the pic on the right.
The tower from the parking lot. North Tower is jus...
Man it was cold.
Man it was cold.
Second pitch.
Second pitch.
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By Steve "Crusher" Bartlett
Feb 7, 2013

Good work boys!