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Water Babies 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Brian Gitar and Bill Gitar
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Submitted By: Sam Daley on Sep 6, 2009
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Bryan cleaning the crux section.

Description 

Large rock stairs up to a birch tree. Followed by fun corner crack climbing.


Location 

Northern Ramparts. Roughly 150 yards Northeast from the parking lot. Trail meets a clearing at the cliff. Half way down the cliff there is a large birch tree.


Protection 

Full rack. Cams .5 to 4



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By Bryan Karban
Aug 29, 2011

This climb does not get much traffic, but is worth doing especially if it gets cleaned up. The last 20 feet are what make the climb with a mildly overhanging dihedral forming the crux and making for some great exposure! As of now, there is a massive loose flake that provided the underclings from which one could move into the crux diehedral. This flake could come off at any time and would crush the climber who commits her full body weight to the double underclings. The belayer, also, is in the fall line of this flake. The climb can be done without the flake at a full grade harder (5.9).

By Ryan Justen
From: St. Paul, MN
Aug 20, 2012

I'll 2nd the comment above about loose rock and avoiding it. Great warm up climb for nearby routes