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Figure Four 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: NorCalNomad on Dec 30, 2011

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Good bolts at good stances to the top, not too bad to learn to lead on if you stick clip the first bolt (my first lead climb). I'll even stick clip the first bolt sometimes since it's probably the "hardest" clip and has a gnarly (ie ankle breaking) landing/ gulley if you don't get it.

There is a crack on the rightish side of the route that can either be really useful if it's dry, if it's wet it's still useable but can be a pain. It's easier on the last bolt to the chains to just go to the right/ strait to the chains and avoid the grassy ledge.


Is the next route to the left of the Arete climb (ie 2nd over from farthest right climb). The top has a little grassy ledge to the left of the chains.


4 good bolts to the chains up top.

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By Floyd Hayes
Mar 17, 2014
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13

5.8+?!? I'm pretty sure this route is called Figure Four 5.10b in Locals Guide to Rock Climbs of Northeast California, but we thought it was harder than 5.10b!
By Justin Johnsen
From: Sacramento, CA
Mar 19, 2014

Thanks Floyd. Updated to the current guide book name and grade, but glad to see you're also contributing to MP's consensus rating!
By Jared Moore
From: Tahoe City, CA
Mar 22, 2014

Hahaha...I thought this route was a 5.9! No wonder I had some difficulties. Well that brightens my day a bit, lol.
By NorCalNomad
From: San Francisco
Mar 24, 2014

I was going off what I had been told on the names and grades (before the guide came out) glad to have some more solid info on these climbs
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