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Hostess Gully - West Corridor
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Southern Rock Opera 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Adam Floyd on Jul 7, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: At the base

Description 

An amazing splitter crack on the upper headwall, hard to miss walking up.

Climb the crack, build and anchor then rap a route in the hostess gully or walk off and downclimb into the Crack House.

Location 

This is the obvious left to right arching crack that splits the upper headwall above Patina Atoll.
3rd classing up the gully below Numbshall and El Castleton seems a good way to approach.

Protection 

Finger sized pieces are important blue tcu size to .5 camalot.
Anchor could be bigger pieces 3 or 4 camalot, or nuts and medium cams in a spot higher with more rope drag.


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Southern Rock Opera from the anchors of Red Rib.
Southern Rock Opera from the anchors of Red Rib.
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By Charlie S
From: Ogden, UT
Apr 19, 2015

A long approach and descent bookend this incredible climb. Heavy on the #0.3s! The climb also take nuts but your second will hate you for it.

Strenuous and sustained with varying crack shapes. Read: a myriad of techniques are required to make the ascent and it's not over until you make the final step on to the ledge.

The first 10-15' are inviting and protect well to get you out of ledge fall zone.

Definitely worth the effort but save it for a cooler day.
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