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Egyptian Mummy

R28

First ascensionists' grade:

VI, A1

Max estimated grade:

6b A1

Length:

Pitches:

First Ascent:

4

Steve Read, Danny Wolfstein, 1978-83

Year of FA:

1983

# of bolts en route:

trad

Approach

See pic of Egyptian Mummy and Me Too

Route description

Start in a groove (3) move left into a flared chimney(5m grade 6), up a crack (V-4) for about 15m to a small stance. Up 15m a diedre with hidden crack (V+) and into jam crack of IV+. Exit to the top of the Pillar (V+). Continue up right sloping jam crack on right side on top of Pillar till ledge below roof(30m, V+). Up thru overhand (VI-, A1, possible easier since big flake broke off) and belay in crack above overhand. Then left up crack 20m in flared crack to top (40m, V).

Note: 1st 6 degreee Route in Sinai according to the FA team.

Descent

to left...

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