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Trad Climbing is Both 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Kevin Buckingham, Sabrina King, 25 Dec 2011 (?)
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: krbuckingham on Dec 30, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Looking down on pitch 2, just before the obvious c...

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This climb starts at the bottom of the obvious right leaning crack to the left of Sport Climbing is Neither. Pitch one is approx. 100 feet. Belay to the far left on a platform. Protect the horizontal crack with hand-sized gear. Pitch two starts right along the face, then up and left up the obvious crack. Belay at the tripod pedestal rock using slings or cordalette. Bring slings to leave and rap rings or walk off down the gulley behind the climb to the right. Bring approach shoes! We did not rap off, so we don't know all the details.

Also, no idea if this is an actual first ascent... The name is obvious, so if it has been climbed, I bet it's called this already. If anyone knows of a previous FA party, let us know!


Left of Sport Climbing is Neither.


Finger to hand size cams, standard nut rack.

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Crack on pitch 1.
BETA PHOTO: Crack on pitch 1.
Belay on pitch 1.
BETA PHOTO: Belay on pitch 1.
Belay station at the top of pitch 2. Hike out is b...
BETA PHOTO: Belay station at the top of pitch 2. Hike out is b...

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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 31, 2011

Doubt it, but I guarantee every trad climber thats ever been to the Gallery has thought about it (i know I have!)- nice job!