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Digital Macabre 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Marvin Webb, Steve Kerchner - 1985
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Nov 21, 2006

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Resting up before the crux finger crack above.

Description 

Though it's a short climb, Digital Macabre is an excellent route with a fun finger crack at the crux.

Climb a corner and crack system up to a shallow scoop. Pull the overhang and move up into a slanting finger crack; follow this to a cedar tree.

Location 

Starts about 25' left of Razor Worm.

Protection 

Small cams, nuts; new ring anchors at the top.


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By 426
Feb 27, 2007
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Great route, but short...3-4 finger sized cams and a couple of thin hands pieces is about all that's needed.

The first part is gigantic loose flakes (not great pro) so you may want to boulder almost into the scoop.
By Rob Dillon
Jun 4, 2007

Amazing hyperbole in the 2007 Climbing desk calendar:

"The crux of this astounding splitter commences at the start, as you battle to surmount a giant roof without succumbing to the horrendous pump..."

It's a nice route and all, but: astounding? giant roof? horrendous pump? Come on...
By cshuey77
From: Asheviile,nc
May 27, 2010
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

dont get to dialed into the crack, lots of feet out left.
By JohnWesely
From: Red River Gorge
Nov 24, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Funky drop knee.