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China Dragon 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Apr 12, 2007

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Description 

Start up Lakeside Jam, then after the first rest break right up the right-angling crack, a few hard moves lead to a pretty good rest in a hand jam with good feet.... Then, another couple of hard moves in a desperate thin hand crack lead to a jug and more moderate climbing to the cliff top....

Challenging crack climbing on nice rock with a nice setting by the pond.... Now, if we could do something about the bugs....

Location 

Starting in the middle of the cliff on Lakeside Jam then breaking right....

Protection 

Regular rack to #2 Camalot....


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Adam Working hard at the crux and eyeing the jug...
Adam Working hard at the crux and eyeing the jug.....
In the sweet hand jam at the halfway point...
In the sweet hand jam at the halfway point...
One more tricky move left as Adam finishes a warm up TR before sending this rig on the lead...
One more tricky move left as Adam finishes a warm ...

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By Matt Desenberg
From: North Berwick, ME
Dec 1, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Really good climbing with solid gear. A good choice for breaking into 5.10.

The last section near the top where the corner slabs out tends to be a bit dirty and insecure. It's easy to get sucked into continuing up this way, but once you are in the corner the arete up and slightly behind you has several jugs. Use these to pull out of the corner for a better finish. This is more exposed, but the climbing feels more solid IMO.