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Strawberry Hill 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 5 pitches, 700', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: FRA David Lucander, Larry DeAngelo
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Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Oct 1, 2009

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The upper pitches.

Description 

Climb a long pitch up the varnished crack system to reach a large ledge. The right-facing corner is easily visible above. The second pitch starts with a boulder move onto the main wall and continues up the corner. A few more pitches of mostly face-climbing take you to the summit.

Go right (west) to the rappel route.


Location 

As you approach the main buttress, bear right (west) on the slabs for 50 yards or so, until reaching an area of darkly varnished rock by a right-facing corner system. Start here.


Protection 

Std rack; 2 ropes for rappel



Photos of Strawberry Hill Slideshow Add Photo
A snow flurry on the second pitch.
A snow flurry on the second pitch.
Higher on the second pitch.
Higher on the second pitch.
The line of Strawberry Hill.
BETA PHOTO: The line of Strawberry Hill.
Approaching the first big ledge on Strawberry Hill.
Approaching the first big ledge on Strawberry Hill...
Nearing the summit.
Nearing the summit.
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By George Wilson
From: Las Vegas
Oct 18, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This line is fun! However, the second pitch is a definite sandbag. The start of the 2nd pitch is more like 5.7 until in the corner proper. Other than the 2nd pitch the climbing is 5.4-5.5. This route is the fastest way to approach the climbs high on the hill.