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1978 Bracksieck/Mallow Route T 
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Shaft, The S 
Unknown 2nd 9 T,S 
Unknown 5 T,S 
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Unknown 9 T,S 
Unknown 9+ T,S 

Unknown 2nd 9 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jul 26, 2013

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George starts on the fun, shallow dihedral.

Description 

This is a good route that has some fun features to ascend. It is the 3rd route from the left on the right side of West Slabs. It starts in a small, right-facing dihedral.

Move up into the dihedral. A small cam (yellow Alien or TCU size) works before the 1st bolt. Move out left under a cool, shallow dihedral somewhat reminiscent of something Yosemite-like clipping 2 bolts & a Bugaboo pin. Pull past a tiny bulge onto a slab that actually has real glacier polish reminiscent of Tuolumne. This slab can run with water. Climb past 4 bolts onto easier terrain. Clip one more bolt and gain the ledge with a 2 bolt anchor with rappable hangers.

There is another 2 bolt anchor perhaps 70' above.


Location 

This is the 3rd route from the left on the right side of West Slabs. It starts in a small, right-facing dihedral just above a raspberry patch.


Protection 

7 bolts, 1 pin, 1 yellow Alien/TCU.



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<a href='/v/unknown-9/108259811'>Unknown 9</a> in red and <a href='/v/unknown-2nd-9/108259818'>Unknown 2nd 9</a> in yellow.
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