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Crosstown Traffic 

YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

   
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Consensus:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Rich Bechler 1st lead 1982
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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Nov 1, 2006
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Rich Bechler leading Throughfare, Photo: Bob Hora...

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This is the right side elimanate for Thoroughfare . Climb up to a pod and then up the seam leaving holds to the left alone. Climb until forced back into Thoroughfare. Maybe a piece down low and then the gear is the same.


Protection 

Maybe a blue lowball by the pod.



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By Jay Knower
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From: Plymouth, NH
Nov 2, 2006
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

This is a very leadable route. For a 12 at DL, the pro is pretty good. Since you climb the crack straight on, it doesn't feel as contrived as it might.

By Steve Sangdahl
From: eldo sprngs,co
Nov 2, 2006

rich bechler did indeed do the first lead of this with myself and dale moir.i have some pictures i will post later...or were they of LSD ? 1st lead rich bechler also

By randy baum
From: Minneapolis, MN
Jul 19, 2009

when leading, best to use the piton as your first piece. opportunities below that are seldom, and what you do find is poor and hard to place.

above the piton, i used one blue TCU, two yellow TCUs, one red TCU.

wonderful climb. i just wish it was not an eliminate!