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Which Bitch 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Locker on Nov 22, 2005
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the start is super easy and progresses to a better climb. Beware of the dead tree at the start as it could pose a slight problem if one should fall upon it's broken branch... There is some fun stemming,edging and face work on this one...Not a true "Crack" per Jtree style... Wide, flairing, with an occassional finger/small hand jam. Deffinatly worth doing if you are planning on doing the others on AFPA formation...


Protection 

Strickly trad on this one. Small to medium rack... Many possibilities for setting an anchor on top... Especially in the medium range...

If by chance you plan to TR the route, real long static line would be very usefull...



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By DJ Reyes
From: Northern Nevada
May 26, 2010

Nice route with a utilizing a variety of techniques.

By Jeff Scofield
From: Yorba Linda, CA
Apr 7, 2012

Placement is thin in some areas so be aware of that. I followed so I thought this was super super fun. Stem moves, with some somewhat offwidth chimney moves just awhole lot to offer on this climb.

By Kevin Dahlstrom
From: Fort Worth, TX
Dec 8, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R

The climbing is decent but protection is a bit sparse and sketchy in places. Due to the tiered nature of the route almost any leader fall would be bad. You could make a case for an R rating on this one.

By haishan
Dec 2, 2013

Good route with really nice stemming work. Pro is tricky and not always the best, as noted before. Note if setting this up for TR, a 60m will only reach if you walk a few meters up the initial groove to start the belay.