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Sandbag 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 220'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Bob Jensen/Patrick Warren
Season: summer/fall
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Submitted By: bob jensen on May 21, 2012
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Description 

This route starts off of the ledge at the end of the the first pitch of the NW Buttress route. A series of three cracks lead up and left for the second pitch of NW Butt. For Sandbag, stay in the rightmost crack. Nice climbing up a right facing corner that eventually roofs out right. Pull around to reach ledge/rail. Clip bolt then move up and right connecting rails with one fat mantle being the crux. Good stuff. Head up placing gear in a seam that eventually dead ends. Reach up and left to a slanted and a bit hard to see rail and climb up to ledge system. Move right a few feet and clip pin in right facing corner. Climb corner until it starts to arch right and turn to choss. Before choss pull out to left arete on bulbous heads to eventually gain belay ledge. Long pitch. 220+ ft Steep and fun!


Location 

Located on the far left side of NW face. Descent: left down slabs seemed best.


Protection 

Surprisingly good pro. I brought triples of black to yellow aliens. Doubles .5-.75 camalots. Singles 1-3 camalots. Lots of extendable runners.



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