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Verachocha 

YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 220', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: KC Baum and Bob Faller, 5/14/1988
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Submitted By: Matthew Seymour on Jan 19, 2007

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Description 

P1: Climb up the nice hand crack through a small bulge at 5.8+ until you gain a nice ledge and belay.

P2: Exit the belay on the right, moving up a right-leaning hand crack leading to a small roof. Pass the roof on the right and climb through a bulge using flairing finger moves (crux). Continue up a nice crack in in dike rock then continue to the top via easy class 5.

Location 

Start on the other side of the detached pillar from Dual Reality in a hand crack.

Protection 

Standard trad rack: small pieces to large hand pieces.


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Just past the crux.
Just past the crux.
First pitch
First pitch
Chris Breed belaying Adam Sinner on the first pitc...
Chris Breed belaying Adam Sinner on the first pitc...

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By John Peterson
Mar 22, 2009

First time I did this I thought I was having an off day - the next time I decided it was an off climb. The crux (fixed nut) is pretty burly and not particularly pleasant. First pitch is OK though. We were looking at a traverse left from the belay to Dual Reality above the bolt - that might make a nice route that stays below 5.10.