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The Flake 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jim Baldwin, Ed Cooper, June, 1961. FFA: Dan Tate, 1968
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Submitted By: blakeherrington on Jul 30, 2008

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Just above the chimney. Apron Strings is visible o...


Follow clean cracks and features up the interface between the clean slab of the lower Grand Wall, and the major flake/ledge features on the left. This is mostly comprised of a major right-facing corner/flake system and has a prominent chimney 1/3 of the way up.

This pitch is sustained and harder than it looks, involving physical climbing of many sorts (chimney, wide crack, laybacking).

The top of the pitch puts you at the base of P2 of Apron Strings (moving left) or P1 of Cruel Shoes (moving right).


From the base of the Grand Wall, this climb is located left of the left-facing corner of The Peasants Route, and just right of the thin layback crack "Apron Strings".


Double set of cams to 3" and a set of nuts.

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By Hans
From: Squamish, BC
Sep 23, 2012

Great gear and a wide variety of climbing styles here. Good rests too. Loved this route.
By Matt Hoffmann
From: Squamish
Jul 8, 2013

Didn't really enjoy this pitch. The climbing felt quite awkward and surprisingly tricky for 10b. Managed to get up it, but I don't think I'd do it again with such a pleasant option right beside it.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Feb 12, 2015

FA: Jim Baldwin, Ed Cooper, June, 1961. FFA: Dan Tate, 1968

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