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Salmon Song 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ed Mosshart, Andy Fitz (1988)
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Submitted By: andyf on Mar 9, 2008

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Salmon Song
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Description 

Fun roof moves (crux) lead to a killer thin hand crack. As of March 2008, you need to build a gear anchor and rap off a route to the (climber's) right.

Named after the salmon-colored lichen under the roof.


Location 

Left side of obvious double roof.


Protection 

Small cams to #2 Camalot. If you want, you can fiddle in a nut or two on the opening slab.



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By rpc
Jun 5, 2008

A great route! Slabby start, easier-than-it-looks roof, fun thin hands crack that is just off-vertical enough not to be too pumpy. Tiers on the right was equally good IMHO.

By Eric Fjellanger
Jun 23, 2012

Really fun. When I hear "5.10a roof" I think jugs, but that is not what this is. It felt pretty challenging for the grade.

You can use the anchors on the right at the top of Tiers, it works fine although the rope drag is kind of a bummer.

By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Feb 25, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This get's my vote for one of the best 10a cracks in the state.