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Unknown 5.9 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: ?
Season: summer
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Submitted By: LahDaBudz on Jan 19, 2010

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


The crux is just before the anchors when you have to come out of the crack for ha hard strenuous grunting high step.


To the left of bloody elbows in obvious wide, chimney type leaning crack. You cant see the anchors from below the climb but they are there on a good shelf.


Not much good pro can be placed until the last piece. Be careful placing as it is soft rock and can be dirty.

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By jason malczyk
From: General Delivery
Sep 28, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This is the first pitch of "little crack" Fun route .75 and one cams fit in back
By Josh Cameron
From: Moab, Colorado
Mar 19, 2015
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

There is a piece in suspect rock here and there, but overall it takes decent pro. I sewed this up (due to the sandy rock) and placed singles from .5 C4 to a #5 C4. There's even a spot you can place a #6 if you wanted to.

Also, if you fall you're in a tight chimney so odds are you're gonna fall/slide down the chimney than horizontally out, except the squeeze at the top. In a fall you probably won't put too much force on the pro.

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