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Three Rings for the Elven Kings T 

Three Rings for the Elven Kings 

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: Unknown
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Submitted By: Shawn P. Tracy on Jun 23, 2004

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Description 

A fantastically aesthetic line with a quick crux at about 15 feet and solid, wonderful to place PRO in the made to order crack that you will wish went on forever. The face above is also very fun and mildly runout, but it won't matter 'cuz you'll be flyin' from the experience! A must do!


Protection 

One set of nuts, 0.5-2 Camalots, medium Aliens or similar. I believe a total of four bolts take you through the upper face to the top.



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By Kevin Fons
Nov 28, 2004
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Great route

By Anonymous Coward
Jun 21, 2005

Can someone post a photo? I'm pretty sure we found the route based on the location but only found bolts and gear low down. I remember stuffing a brass nut between a couple of crystals and otherwise running it out a long (long long like 90 feet long) ways. Never finding any top anchors, we left a sling.abq

By Tang
From: SD
Feb 11, 2006

4 bolts, and you call it trad???

By Brad Schildt
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 29, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

4 bolts on a 150' pitch, where pro is required for a majority of the climb is not a Sport climb. "Trad" is a fair label for this route, "Mixed" would be better.

By Cory Mettler
Sep 5, 2012

Had a little trouble find this route at first. The main trail veers toward the left, along the end of the Erebor fin, and then up the fourth gully (counting from the top of the main trail). The trail up this gully is the only wide, crushed rock trail in these gullies. Erebor is the on the left and is considerablly taller than the features on either side. There is a HUGE pick quartz in the middle of the path at the opposite entrance to this gully.

The route follows a beautful crack that starts 10 feet up. Good gear placement the entire way leads to the bolted (4) face on top.

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start of route




looking toward main trail from base of route
looking toward main trail from base of route


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Looking toward route from main trail