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To RB or Not To Be 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 116'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: D.Mabe, C.Tatum, R.Brown
New Route: Yes
Season: faces NE
Page Views: 619
Submitted By: Darren Mabe on Jun 24, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: the first pitch climbs to about midway of the far ...

Description 

I had originally envisioned the route to go for three more pitches and top out on the formation, but I have not finished this yet. So for now, the first pitch by itself is nearly 3 stars in a 4-star setting! The climbing is of high quality. Combine that with exposure, isolation, position and views, it might be worth a visit.

P1: 5.9+, 115'. Fun and well-protected moderate face climbing for a long pitch, with a tricky slab crux at the end with blind foot holds. Many of the features are fragile: patina flakes, edges, jugs, coconino tunnels, and a muffin, enjoy them but tread lightly.

Location 

Approach on the Call of the Canyon trail of the West Fork. After the 3rd creek crossing, head northwest across the fern meadow as you would for the approach to the Serial Pillar and Engagement. But at the top of the red rock band go right up the least of the bushwacky draws to the base of the wall. Continue around the corner to the NE side and scramble to a large pine and base of the route.

Gear: 

a dozen quickdraws and a 70m rope!


Photos of To RB or Not To Be Slideshow Add Photo
The edge of the ridgeline with the first pitch of "To RB or Not To Be", mostly hidden from view by the tree. Anchors located in white slab left and near the top of the tree
BETA PHOTO: The edge of the ridgeline with the first pitch of ...
Approach is outlined in Green. Break off the Call o Canyon trail after 3rd creek crossing.
BETA PHOTO: Approach is outlined in Green. Break off the Call ...
Another view of the formation. You can see the big pine at the route base.
BETA PHOTO: Another view of the formation. You can see the big...

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