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What's Up? 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 300', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Cheyenne Chaffee, Kip Davis, Nick D'Alessio
Season: whenever its warm
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Submitted By: Cheyenne Chaffee on Nov 9, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Cheyenne on the first pitch.

Description 

P1: Start on a nice hand/finger crack just left of a giant right facing corner eventually climbing the cracks on the arete formed by the corner (5.7) to a two bolt belay.

P2: Friction up past a couple new bolts left of a large, bushy gully. Some small runouts exists on easier ground as do some gear placements. Continue up to a large ledge with a two bolt anchor.

P3: Two options. Option 1: Follow the right-leaning, finger crack up to a small bulge. Pull the bulge, trend right up a slab with a bolt and over another small bulge to a two bolt anchor (What's Up 5.10a) Option 2: Head up and left off the ledge into a giant flake system. Stem and lieback up it until reaching a two bolt anchor (Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, 5.8). This route needs some bushes cleaned off it but is still pretty fun.

Location 

Look for the giant, right-facing corner about 250 feet [left] of the Carter Classic. Rap the route with 2 ropes.

Thanks, Clayton, for the correction!

Protection 

Mixed. Bring full rack to #3 Camalot and doubles of smaller gear.


Photos of What's Up? Slideshow Add Photo
Kip installing hardware on pitch 2.
BETA PHOTO: Kip installing hardware on pitch 2.
Cheyenne leading the third pitch finger crack.
Cheyenne leading the third pitch finger crack.

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By Jordan Winters
From: Minturn, CO
Nov 30, 2009

Looks fun, nice work! Davis Face has pretty quality/fun stone.
By claramie
From: Boulder, CO
May 29, 2012

Location of this route is wrong. It is LEFT of Carter Classic, not right. Identify the climb from the picture on here with the dude leading the right-angling cracks. (It is not the bolt line immediately left of Carter Classic.)

First pitch was cool. Second pitch is really short and so-so. Third pitch has a fun move on it. Good route if Carter Classic is a traffic jam.