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Dire Straight or Seerauber

# in Topo
Sector
Pitches
FAGrade
Grade
Length
Bolts
Top
Setters
year
3
Batta NE face
2
5.9
6a
2
trad
Kali, Ziss
1988
Topo #
Pitches
FAGrade
est. grade
Length
Bolts
Setters
year
3
2
5.9
6a
2
trad
Kali, Ziss
1988

The route follow hand/finger – jamming crack 20m left from main big gully/chimney (that splitting the cliff to 2 parts)

Jebel Batta, 14 November, Mark Jenkins, Micah Rush, Kyle Elmquist
Dave, here’s the old route description:
B1. Seerauber, Dire Straight - overview - picture - picture - topo
First ascent: Yoav Nir, Amnon Shiloni, 1993, 5 pitches, VI+, or more diff, J.Batta NE face
Approach: the route follow hand/finger – jamming crack 20m left from main big gully/chimney (that splitting the cliff to 2 parts)
A very beautiful and impressive short route, 3 pitches only, but difficult and excellent rock. The way is including the two cruxes. The off – width begins as slightly vertical and then straightens up. It is graded as 5.10 unprotected (graded by top-rope), and estimates later as 5.12.
Dave, it wasn’t 5.12, just 5.10 fists and standard offwidth, so we called it “Walk of Life,” a classic Dire Straits tune. New description below.
P1. 5.9 Start above boulder in gully, climb chimney on left to pin in finger crack, 25m.
P2 5.9 Fingers up and left to hands to base of OW, 25m
P3 5.10, fists to OW, cams 4-5, 55m
P4 5.9 hueco OW to overhang, crumbly layback, up through tree to summit, 65m

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