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The Barkeater Cliff
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
ASPCA T 
Bachelors and Bowery Bums T 
Because Dogs Can (P1) T 
Big Bertha T 
Eat Yourself a Pie T,TR 
Finger It Out T 
Flexi Flyer T 
Fun City T 
Fun Country T 
Good Dough T,TR 
Lick It Up T 
Mr. Clean T 
Mr. Dirty T 
Overdog T 
Rule of the Bone T 
Yakapodu T 

Big Bertha 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Chris Duca on Oct 24, 2007

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Near the end of Big Bertha (5.6) at the Barkeater ...

Description 

Haven't a clue as to the origin of the route's name, but what the heck, it's fun, requires some interesting--but not mandatory--butt-scumming, and is within tickling-distance to "Mr. Clean", so why not climb it?!

This is the ramp-like crack system that meanders its' way up the cliff just to the left of the "Mr. Clean" corner. Climbing this to a fun high step into, and through, a V-notch. Continue up the low-angle crack system to chain anchors.

Location 

10 feet to the left of "Mr. Clean".

Protection 

A rack including some small pieces...nothing larger than a yellow Camalot.


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By Greg Kuchyt
From: Richmond, VT
Apr 29, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

According to the Adirondack Rock guide book, the name comes from the name given to a large block precariously perched atop the climb. This block has since been pried off and now lives at the base of the climb.
By micah richard
Jul 9, 2012

nice 5.6 lead with great gear. a few commiting moves here and there make this super fun.