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Black Swan 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Brian Gulden, Sean Cobourn
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Submitted By: Edward Medina on Apr 14, 2013

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Black Swan. 2nd ascent


Crux is right off the ground. Sporty climbing to the first bolt. Climb through eyebrows to a double bolted belay. Most parties rappel from here, but a second pitch is possible


left end of the cliff. After you pass the large water runoff that forms the winter ice climbs, start counting bolted lines. This should be the fourth one you come to.


standard rack

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By rock_fencer
From: Columbia, SC
May 27, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

For P2 aim for a green webbing anchor in a pine tree with a quick link on it. up and right.
By Jeff Mekolites
From: HOTlanta, GA
Sep 24, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Thin climbing to the first (high) anchors at the top of the second pitch (as book notes). Used the mentioned tree and longer than 100 feet...more like 175 to the tree. Also a single bolt was passed on the way...don't know if it's part of the second pitch on not (not noted in the book). First pitch is very good.
By Mike Reardon
Oct 2, 2015

P1 is 150 feet and has anchors
P2 is 150-175 feet and goes to a tree instead of anchors (the single bolt was drawn in the guide book mistakenly as a two bolt anchor- this is where Operant Conditioning's second pitch meets Black Swan's second pitch- we finished that route after the book was released). Most of P2 is very easy.

Also, updates and corrections on the Cedar guide are posted here if needed:

Either way, thanks for posting Jeff!

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