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Electra 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b

   
Type: Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Doug Reed, Ben Fowler, Wes Love, 1986
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Submitted By: Chuck Parks on Feb 4, 2008
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Description 

Technical moves on a steep face take you past a flake and a small overhang to anchors.


Location 

The bolt line immediately left of the Caterpillar chimney.


Protection 

5 bolts, anchors



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Red Wall <br /> <br />Dave Coleman leads <br />Electra (5.10c) sport <br /> <br />Crowders Mountain State Park, North Carolina
Red Wall

Dave Coleman leads
Electra (5.10c) sport...
Electra 10c at front side of David's Castle
Electra 10c at front side of David's Castle
Davids Castle Wall <br /> <br />Dave Coleman leading <br />Electra(5.10c) sport <br /> <br />Crowders Mountain State Park, North Carolina
Davids Castle Wall

Dave Coleman leading
Electra(5...
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By EverydayExplorer
Feb 10, 2009

A .75 camalot or a gold metolious cam is helpful between the last bolt and the anchors. I took some pretty neat pics from the anchors of a guy leading the route Link to pictures - Electra

By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
Jun 9, 2009

The top's little runout is over very easy terrian. Lots of great jugs and foot ledges to chill out on.

By Matt Westlake
Jan 30, 2011

Top WAS easy, but I was so pumped I was happy for that cam placement. Rest stances seems to be a challenge on this route.

By Eduardo Ramirez
From: Columbia, SC
Aug 16, 2012

In the old Thomas Kelley Guide this route was shown as going all the way to the TOP! Add some spicy traditional climbing to this already pumpy sport route by linking the second pitch of this route. Either climb to the CATERPILLAR top out or to the GOLDEN SHOWER top out.

By Henry Robinson
From: Columbia, SC
Jan 9, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

Last time I climbed this route, a couple locals told us that Electra's rating was being changed from 10c to a 10d. The rating on the next sport route over, Energy Czar was also being changed, from 10d to 11a.

By Edward Medina
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From: Charlotte, NC
Jan 11, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

I can see Energy Czar as an 11a, but I don't think Electra is 10d.

By Cragmama
From: North Carolina
Jan 11, 2013

The new guidebook that will be coming out next year (Carolina Rocks: The Piedmont) will keep Electra at .10c. It's a pump fest for sure, but I think the terrain eases too much at the top to warrant an upgrade. Energy Czar will be upgraded from .10c (in the Select Guide) to either .10d or .11a, most likely .10d. As I value a consensus opinion more than my own personal one, if anyone wants to chime in with a vote, your views would be welcome!

By Mike Holley
From: Boone, NC
Jan 13, 2013

Exciting, sustained and beautiful!! Fantastic climb, fun moves and it packs a good pump yet provides great rests! Yummm, everything you could want out of a classic sport route!

By Andrew Monk
From: Columbia, SC
Nov 2, 2013
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

Awesome climb! Very pumpy all the way up with great foot ledges. Don't forgot to use the awesome flake on the right. It's a great rest and eases up from there if you still have the energy to finish!