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White Dwarf 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b R

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Paul Heyliger, Chris Heyliger 7/88
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Submitted By: Alan Nelson on Dec 12, 2001
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Description 

This is the bolted face to the right of "Ohmer's Odyssey". This is "old-style" bolted face climbing - long runouts with serious groundfall potential in the event of bolt or belay failure. I don't recall if the bolts were 1/4" or 3/8", but considering the vintage of the route, I suspect the former.


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Three bolts, no fixed anchors.



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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Dec 13, 2001

Can't recall what the bolts were, but I was never for fear of one breaking on me when I did the route a few years ago. I think that they were pretty good. If I recall correctly, the crux was some thin stuff at the beginning of the route.

By Steve "Crusher" Bartlett
Jan 3, 2002

When I climbed this a couple years ago, I spent a lot of time and energy trying to boulder out the moves to the firtst bolt. I kept getting to about one move shy of clipping. Scary; it would be a long hike back to the car with a broken ankle. Finally I gave up and ferreted out a very long branch to stick clip the bolt. This is definitely the way to go, as the crux is gaining the bolt, and clipping it is in the middle of one of the hardest moves. Maybe this was drilled from a hook placement? With a stick clip the climb becomes enjoyable. I recall 3/8" bolts. If this was more thoughtfully bolted, it would deserve two stars, as the climbing is high quality, on great edges. Anyone know who did the first ascent?

By M.Morley
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From: Sacramento, CA
Apr 4, 2007

Crux is getting to the first bolt. A fall between bolts 2 and 3 would potentially result in a ground fall.