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Son of a Birch 

Son of a Birch 

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

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: WS 10/83
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Submitted By: steitz on Apr 18, 2011
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a better shot of the starting overhang

Description 

This striking crack is found on the right side of the buttress.

It begins with a over hanging left leaning crack, that becomes a right trending finger crack once you've hucked the overhang.

Takes gear like a champ, and is super fun.


Location 

On the big chick hill tower buttress, on the side that faces the main face.


Protection 

Trad. Can be top roped too.



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By Dom
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From: New Brunswick Canada
Jun 29, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Man I remember doing this route and thinking that the crux was obviously the overhanging start. Faack! the start was the easy part! That finger crack after the overhang isn't that good and those feet suck! That being said, what as fun route!!