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The Drain  

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Jim Yoder, Gordon Briody 1984
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Submitted By: Tom Bath on Oct 18, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Upper tier of Bathtub Dome.

Description 

Climb up past horizontal crack and a bot to the perfect handcrack above. Rappel with 2 ropes


Location 

The obvious crack splitting the top of the upper tier.


Protection 

Gear to 2", 1 bolt, rap station



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By Eric Fjellanger
Oct 10, 2011

This is a great route!

The crux is face climbing on the lower half of the route, and is pretty runout. Some small cams afford protection that may be adequate, but I wouldn't have wanted to find out. I would only recommend this climb for a leader who is solid at the grade.

You can walk-off to climber's left to get back to bases of the lower two tiers, and there is also a walk-off to a rappel to climbers right that works with one rope.