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Devils Lake. Upper crux of Plethora. Henning Boldt leading.

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By Burt Lindquist
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Aug 4, 2008

Oh ya! The whole thing protects well (for DL)don't you think? Great lower crux with the early stem. That upper crux is oh so heinous I think. Did you clean it up first as it tends to get dusty from rains? This is a nice shot of the leader in the business.

By Doug Hemken
Administrator
Aug 5, 2008

It seems like every few years there is a wasps' nest right where Henning's lower hand is.

By Kris Gorny
Administrator
Aug 5, 2008

Many people TR'd Plethora on that day so that must've cleaned it up a bit. I haven't done this route but from watching Henning, the lower crux looked risky around the second piece placement. If he busted there, he'd probably hit the rocky slab below (but I guess, that's normal by DL standards). The upper crux took few (medium quality) pieces but Henning would be a better source of info.

No wasps this time. That would've been quite a surprise :)

By Henning Boldt
From: Oslo, Norway
Aug 12, 2008

The protection in the section before the upper crux is not obvious I think, but it is possible to place several small size stoppers and superlight rocks in the thin crack before the crux move to back you up when you go for the ledge.

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Devils Lake. Upper crux of Plethora. Henning Boldt leading.

Submitted By: Kris Gorny on Aug 4, 2008
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Plethora (5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b )