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Shoshone 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 400', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Andy Donson, Pete Takeda, 7/2/2005
New Route: Yes
Season: summer
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Submitted By: Andy Donson on Jan 29, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: The whole route with climber at end of P.1.

Description 

Clean, sunny granite all the way!

P1. (10-) Easier-than-it-looks slab up and slightly right to the base of the shallow, left-facing dihedral.
P2. (10-) Nice nobby climbing up the corner for about 100 feet.
P3. (10-) A short, harder section then ramble up easier ground for about 60 feet.
P4. (10-) The steep, bulging crack system on the left to the top.

Location 

To the left of Airhead are 2 left-trending, left-facing, shallow corners. Shoshone climbs the one on the left.

Protection 

Standard (mainly small to hands).


Photos of Shoshone Slideshow Add Photo
Pete on P.4.
Pete on P.4.
P3 is the plumb LFD. P4 - variation is the sunlit, big, LFD. 8/1/10.
P3 is the plumb LFD. P4 - variation is the sunlit,...
Andy on P.1. Unknown climber on Airhead dihedral far right.
Andy on P.1. Unknown climber on Airhead dihedral f...
Enjoying the route with 5.8 variation finish 8/3/10.
Enjoying the route with 5.8 variation finish 8/3/1...
Pete on P.2. Pitch 4 is visible top right.
Pete on P.2. Pitch 4 is visible top right.
Scott Kimball leading P3.  8/1/10.
Scott Kimball leading P3. 8/1/10.

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By Greg Sievers
From: Estes Park, CO
Feb 3, 2011

Good fun. A shorter route for this wall, but equally good quality rock. The Crags & Lumpy Ridge's ledgendary route author Scott Kimball lured me out in hopes it was an FA, but alas the fruit had already been picked. The plumb LFD system is very, very obvious.

On the first pitch; what looks to be blank, unprotectable climbing, continues to reveal small edges, which also allow TCU placements.

Others will find that the headwall will provide many exit options at all grades.