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YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Greg Miller, Kevin Murphy
New Route: Yes
Season: fall
Page Views: 810
Submitted By: kevin murphy on Sep 26, 2008

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  • Description 

    This is really good route. I am not sure if it is a FA. An old Rolo guide has it as a 5.?. Start on Capt. Beyond, cut left at first roof, obvious ring bolt. Cool movement, cross overs and stuff. 2 more pins get you to the left crack. Climb this all the way to the big ledge. This is a long pitch with lots of climbing. The 1st pin is tough to clip. It could possibly get a PG-13 rating. The grade might be a wee bit soft, we climbed "Three Mousketeers" next to it and it felt as hard, that gets a 5.11c. Whatever, this is highly recommended.


    Bring a couple extra in the yellow and green Alien size.

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    By Steve Sangdahl
    From: eldo sprngs,co
    Sep 27, 2008

    Kevin, this is a good line. I seem to remember doing it a very long time ago, but don't remember going all the way over to the other crack (Beginner's Mind?). I do not think we were the first to do this either.
    Killer climbing on killer rock.
    By Bingman
    From: Denver, CO
    Dec 14, 2008

    It's such a long pitch! Never lets up either. Excellent climbing on great rock, bring lots of gear!

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