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Route 17 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Wa3lt on Mar 21, 2009
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Description 

Up a bouldery start (crux) with tricky protection to a good ledge. The clean right-facing dihedral above is excellent and well-protected. The first obstacle is turning a 2' roof with jugs to a lieback, followed by sustained stemming in the corner. A brief and easier offwidth section concludes the climb.


Location 

Route #17 as shown in the South Side beta photo. Note, however, that this is listed as Route #16 in the Chen/Wehner online guide.

This climb is also listed as Beverly #19 (5.10c) and Jackson #15 (5.10a).


Protection 

Standard rack to 2.5 inches.
2-bolt anchor, reachable from the top, was installed to prevent further damage to trees.



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By George Perkins
From: Los Alamos, NM
Mar 22, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13

If you want to avoid the bouldery cruxy start to this climb but still enjoy the upper half at 5.9: Begin with the blocks/flakes as for climb 18, then move left on the ledge 20' up.