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Fair-Weather Friend 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

   
Type: Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Nathan Hitchcock, Jon Kulikowski
New Route: Yes
Season: Spring, Fall
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Submitted By: Jon Kulikowski on Feb 2, 2013
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Nathan Hitchcock on the first ascent.

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Description 

This fun slab line follows a water flow, so it is often wet. However, don't let the water deter you from this engaging and delicate gem.


Location 

Start at the top of a flake just right of Water into Whine.


Protection 

Five bolts to ring anchors.



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By Edward Medina
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From: Charlotte, NC
Nov 21, 2013

Historical note - Some debate ensued upon this route's completion due to issues of style. Those can be viewed here: www.mountainproject.com/v/fair-weather-friend/108450571
This route is a significant variation to the established standard for the Cereal Wall in that it was bolted on rappel rather than on lead.

By Mike Reardon
Nov 24, 2013

Fun route... looking at Kelley topos and climbing the neighboring conceivable routes, I am convinced that this line either is the first pitch of Lucky Charms (a 5.8R/X pitch from the 80's) or climbs just left of Lucky Charms. The Kelley topo shows Lucky Charms leaving from a the tree island, aiming to the right of a moss pad under the head wall. This route does just that, but slightly left of the moss. Lucky Charms tops out the head wall at hard X rated terrain.
Intriguing moderate climbing either way.

By Jeff Mekolites
From: HOTlanta, GA
Dec 19, 2013

Having just climb the route, it is similar to other routes in that area with a couple more bolts than the others. Probably would've went easily ground up but I digress. FWIW - the washers on the first three bolts are rusty. The bolts and hangers look fine.