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Surfing the Whale's Back 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jeff Colombo, Mark Ryan 2008
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Submitted By: pawilkes on Jul 7, 2011

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Russ heading up the chimney.


Clip the first bolt and climb up the chimney while reaching around the corner to clip the first few bolts. when the chimney seems unclimbable, swing around the arete and head up it. well protected, committing move at the end.


climbs the chimney and arete in the corner on the left side of the wall.


bolts to anchors

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By Scott Cardone
May 17, 2013

Super mossy, pretty much un-climbable. Really tough to get any friction. I'd avoid it.
By Justin Brink
From: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Oct 27, 2014

Really mossy and slimy. If it's wet at the bottom, it is probably wet the entire way up.

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