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Spiderman Variation 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: EugeneGuy on Sep 9, 2008
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This is a really fun climb, done Trad as a single pitch, or as the start to Spiderman. There's really no crux to speak of (on this single pitch), just sustained, fun, climbing. Be very careful if lowering off, as a 60 M rope might not quite make it, and downclimbing the last few feet might be required.


Climb the obvious Open Book immediately to the left of Squashed Spider. Lower off the chains at the belay station for Spiderman, or finish on Spiderman. (A 60 meter rope is needed, and even so, be careful when lowering, it's stretched to the limit)


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Looking down Spiderman Variation, from the belay station.
Looking down Spiderman Variation, from the belay s...
Joe on his way up.
Joe on his way up.
Stems, cracks, even some ledges, what more could you want?
Stems, cracks, even some ledges, what more could y...
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By Karsten
From: Sacramento, CA
Sep 25, 2008

This is a good first trad lead as pro is abundant and the angle is such that you can place gear with both hands in many spots.