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Split Beaver 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Bill Robins, Paul Certa. August 1989
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Submitted By: Josh Baxley on Mar 25, 2013

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Starts at the crack to the right of Shady Chimney. Mostly hand holds at the beginning, up to a decent hand crack. You can stem on Shady Chimney at first crux.
End of the route has an interesting pair of finger cracks and large step blocks.


The crack opposite of Shady Chimney. Optional variation links up to Corner Pockets after the pillar.


You might be able to squeeze a BD #4 in there, but gear to 3" is fine

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By Kyle Pease
From: Missoula, MT
Jun 14, 2013

I found it plenty safe on gear to 3". Trundled several large blocks 10' below and left of chains chalked with an X a couple weeks ago. The lower chalked piece 1/2 way up route is very well keyed in, I spent some time seeing if it could slide out, to no avail. It is easy to climb by it without using it however.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Mar 20, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

this route gets my vote as one of the best 5.9 at Vantage, it is better and more interesting than Air Guitar.
By Sean Maher
From: San Diego
Sep 7, 2015

great climbing but beware of the big loose flake marked with an X half way up. It moves if you mess with it

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