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West Face Variation Direct 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: DCSwish23 on Sep 27, 2011

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Looking up from top of the first pitch

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P1: Same as West Face Variation
P2: Climb up and left to dihedral crack that leads straight up to the finish of West Face Variation P3


Standard trad rack

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By Muscrat
Dec 13, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I can not believe there are no comments for this route? The climbing is classic, varied, entertaining, and thoughtful. The second pitch has stumped friends who thought they could cruise 5.8. Just fun, and of course it gets you to one of the classic top outs on the top of the monkey.
By dydayley
From: camas,wa
Jun 4, 2015

Great thought provoking 1st and 2nd pitch. Loved the 2nd pitch dihedral. bordering on a 5.9. The direct route is a must do. Pulled panic point in the rain and it was a great adventure. Thank goodness for jugs.

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