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Tiers for Fears 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b R

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Vaino Kodas and Diana Leach, 1985
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 1, 2002
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Rico stepping right.

Description 

This excellent three-tiered hand crack in found in the center of the west face of Fraggle Rock and is well worth the (somewhat) lengthy approach. The climb finishes directly via some run-out face climbing but a better protected "escape" (5.10b) can be made by cutting right at an obvious break.

Fun, well-protected climbing in an area that is seldom visited by others is a bonus to this route as are the many other worthwhile climbs nearby.

When visiting please be sure to leave the area as nice as you found it, if not nicer, and respect the nearby artifacts and curios from another era.


Protection 

Pro to 3"



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By C Miller
Administrator
Apr 16, 2003

On the first ascent Vaino finished straight up instead of finishing right as indicated in the guidebook photo. This makes the climb a bit sporty, as protection is sparse at the top after the crack ends.

By Vernon Stiefel
Apr 16, 2003

That explains the 5.10d rating; I hadn't been on a Vaino Kodas route that was soft. Any history on Scattered Remains?

By DJ Reyes
From: Northern Nevada
Apr 7, 2008

Cutting right seemed intuitive to me. I really enjoyed this route. Be sure to bring a number four camalot or equivalent for the upper section.

By Mark J Gain
Apr 24, 2013

This was a favotite of mine as warm up to what I was really there for, although have not been on it since 1998-1999, prior to getting on "I have (had) the touch" and Cosmic. I just feel at home there... Such a nice setting! and great climbs with no-one around, like the .10 on the side of the pillar, soooo much fun, gosh, I gotta get back, if not just to cuise and hang in the cabin below :) What made it "had" the touch anyways? (I heard a flake or sumting broke) I thought it was hard in the 90's, is it worth going back to? Wish Vern could comment :(