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The Reacharound 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Colin Moorehead, Damien Kelly, 1997
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Submitted By: Hans on Oct 20, 2012
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Nice no hands rest here! You can stem, or even si...


Follow a steep hand and fingers crack in a right facing corner to just below a chimney/roof. Make a traverse right along a crack then climb up into the chimney. Climb cracks on the wall that lead out of the chimney to the top of the wall. A fantastic route, and very atypical for Squamish.


At the north end (right side) of Lakeside in the Woods.


The route takes a variety of gear from Metolius 2 (yellow) up to Black Diamond 4 or equivalent. Double up on mid-size (BD 0.5 to 1).

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Not as bad as it looks - lots of stemming and footholds.
Not as bad as it looks - lots of stemming and foot...
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By Mark Roberts
From: Vancouver, BC
Jul 1, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

Realest 5.9 I've ever climbed.

I agree with Hans' gear beta, despite appearances it does protect well with a standard rack, though I took and placed a #5 and was glad to have it.

You know you're at the right place if you find yourself staring up at a gaping maw, muttering "there's no way that's 5.9."

For a fun variation, stick to the overhanging handcrack at the beginning.