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YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Paul Rauss
Season: Spring/fall
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Submitted By: Rusty Pipe on Feb 7, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: shows Twin Cracks and Gray Corner, zoom in for hig...


Super Clean line, definitely climbed long ago. Rappel down to the obvious ledge about 40feet off the ground. Same start for Gray Corner


Western end of North side


#1 camalots and normal rack

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By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 3, 2012

I believe Hobel (sp?) spent time cleaning routes on this wall. I even found a little sandstone plaque on top calling it the Hobel Wall. This was the young guy who died out here in the nineties.
By Paul rauss
Apr 26, 2013

I put this route up in the late 90s along with about forty other climbs. The route name is Ratrastard and I agree with the 10 a/b rating. The wall was dedicated to Mike Hobel. Mike fell to his death off the south side wall during a 4:20 campout. His family placed a plaque on the boulder near the two big pine trees where he fell. I created a guide book for Volunteer but never published it. If anyone wants more route info feel free to contact me.
By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
May 19, 2013

Hi Paul thanks for the info. I know some of us would love to see what you have done out there... Maybe you could post the more solid classics you discovered?

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