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Ankles Away T 
Coral Reef T 
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Pre-marital Sex S 
Short Rib S 
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Ankles Away 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Vernon Phinney, Dave Thomas- 1987
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Jul 18, 2002

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Greg Parker nearing the top of Ankles Away. Great...

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On the southeast side of Reef #2 is a narrow fin of rock called X Marks the Spot. On the east side of the fin is an obvious thin crack that leads into a pod. Climb up the thin crack and through the pod. When this ends, climb up to the top using the arete on the left. This goes past two bolts. Rap using one rope from fixed anchors at the top.


The first part of the route follow a thin crack and then leads into a pod. Bring small nuts for the crack, and a #2 or 3 camalot would work well for the pod. Then two bolts lead to the top.

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By Peter Gram
From: Portland, OR
Jul 18, 2002

Oh, forgot to say, there is a reason this climb is named Ankles Away. A while back, someone broke both their ankles after a ground fall. The gear is good, but make sure to place it well to prevent any more accidents.
By Ryan Minton
Jun 9, 2004

Small stoppers and a yellow alien protect the lower section of the route. A #2 Camalot slots into the very top of the crack before you move left and up towards the bolt. Great route- be sure to keep yourself balanced towards the top!
By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Jul 15, 2009
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

This route is worth doing, if for no other reason than to sign the summit register.

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