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When the Levee Breaks 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Chris Miller & Lisa Guindon, 2005
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Jun 23, 2009

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Mike Williams on the upper section, about to pull ...


Start up the fractured rock on the left side of the east face, working up to a small dihedral. Work up and left past a bolt and then follow the bolt line up and right as the frequency of holds diminishes. The crux comes at the final bolt, passing a vertical section on thin holds, then on to a slabby finish to gain the anchor. Rappel to descend.


East face, farthest bolt line to the left.


6 bolts, bolted anchor

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By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Oct 18, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The top half of this route is as good as anything to the right, very fine finish which feels bigger than it is.

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