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Sintisa 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Paul Davidson, Jim Haisley (late 70's)
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Submitted By: Joe Lee on Sep 5, 2007
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A less traveled attention getting route. "Loose" rock and scary flake add/subtract to the appeal. Great route imo. At the first ledge, I would start with the finger crack on Gambit and then transition left to get on Sintisa. Make a few dicey slab moves on micro gear. Then climb a steep section pulling hard on a ringlock at the crux. I did not touch the flake and I recommend avoiding it. Watch out for the cactus near the top.


Location 

There is a trampled area for the start of Gambit. I would start/belay just down and to the left of this area. Blocky start to the ledge but keeps the line straight and the belayer has a good view. Gear anchor at the top.


Protection 

Bring your standard rack. Include micros. A yellow Camalot is the largest piece I used.



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By Larry Coats
Sep 5, 2007

FA: Paul Davidson, Jim Haisley (late 70's). Sintisa means "without chalk"- reflecting the local ethic of the day. The route can be started from directly below with a few carefully placed pieces of micro-gear.

By David Arthur Sampson
Jun 25, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

Nice climb. I liked the finger crack for Gambit. The left crack looks dirty and dicy. I don't think the climb gets much traffic at all. And, the cactus (at the top) is a challenge, but avoidabe if one is careful. The flake didn't bother me, although I tried to avoid it.

By Paul Davidson
Nov 7, 2008
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

According to my notes, first ascent was Paul Davidson w/ Steve Grossman and John Fleming. Notes called it out at 5.10.
Since Gambit, Stalemate and Hidden Hollow are all 5.10, I'd imagine this one is also.

Another little gem in the Gambit area.
Everything from Hidden Hollow over to CrackN'Up are quite good.

The lower slab on this is really fun if you get the good small gear.

We climbed the route pretty much straight up as an independent line but like many things at the Overlook, there are a number of alternative ways to gain that upper headwall.