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Do or Dive 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Tom McMillan, Lee Carter, Rob Robinson - 1978
Season: Spring-Fall
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Submitted By: TomCaldwell on May 27, 2010

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Mary plugging the crux pro

Description 

This one packs a bit of a pump. Move up a crack to the small roof. Load up on gear, pull up over the roof (crux) and find some small crucial gear for a short runout. Continue up to a shallow chimney. Follow this feature to the main rap anchors in the middle of the wall above Quaker State.

Location 

On the left side of the amphitheater. The bulges directly left of the obvious crack on Quaker State. This side of the amphitheater gets late day sun.

Protection 

Single Rack to 3", TCU's, and small wires.


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Rock Climbing Photo: At the crux ready to fire.
At the crux ready to fire.
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting past the business of Do or Dive. Photo by ...
Getting past the business of Do or Dive. Photo by ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Christina at the crux of Do or Dive.
Christina at the crux of Do or Dive.
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the top of the pitch. The most fun version...
Nearing the top of the pitch. The most fun version...

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By Scott Gilliam
From: Raleigh, NC
Aug 4, 2013

For a better finish, don't grovel to the top in the chimney. Instead, step left after the alcove and pick your way up the pumpy face to the top, finding your gear in the horizontals.

Above this finish find a short, 0.5-1.0 inch horizontal crack about 6-7 feet back from the edge. This is a great place to build your anchor. Please don't tie up the rappel anchor by using it for your belay/slingshot anchor.
By Crushin' Prussian
From: carrboro, nc
Jun 15, 2014
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

Five point fun.
By smurray47
Apr 30, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fun climb. I'd call it a little stout at 5.10a just because gear is tricky and it's pumpy, but high-quality route. High (small/mid-size) nut placement just before pulling bulge makes the crux feel better, but you still need to make number of moves before the next solid piece, and without the high nut placement would definitely be a little run-out. Classic Moore's style route.

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