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West Ridge - part A - Verschneidung to base
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Water Line 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c

Type: Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Mike Brooks, Lynn Smith, 1982
Fixed Hardware: 1 Lead Bolt [details]
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Mar 2, 2002
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Hike around the South tip of the West Ridge. You will pass a short South-facing wall with a crack and a bolt at 20 ft. This is Water Line, and it entails good face climbing with gear in the crack leading to the bolt. Things run out a bit getting to the slab after the bolt, but climbing backs down considerably. Belay at one of the trees and walk off left. This will also link up to Roadside Attraction if you need to get to the top of the ridge. Pulling the overlap on thin but crisp edges, bolt protected, is the crux. Interesting problem.


Bring a fist full of wired stoppers and a rope.

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By Anonymous Coward
Mar 2, 2002

This used to have a horrible spinner rusty 1/4" bolt. Did it get replaced?

By Steve Levin
From: Boulder, CO
May 26, 2006

The bolt has been recently replaced.

By jack roberts
Oct 5, 2008

Did this route today. It looks like it needs a good scrubbing, and probably it would help the route quality by at least one star if it was a bit cleaner; however, it has some very good moves on it and the pro is very good up until the bolt after the bolt there really isn't any protection but the climbing (if you go right just after the bolt) kicks wayyyyy back to easy 5th. Maybe more like 5.10d than 5.11a. Go left and the climbing is more scruffy and harder.