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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Keegan Dimmick on Apr 30, 2008

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John, after pulling the first roof. Pic taken May ...


This route pulls a small roof on good holds, and then you pull through another smaller roof on better holds. Crux is puling the roof at the second bolt. After the first roof you can take a rest on a ledge before finished the easier 5.8 climbing above. This route is one of the must do's of the crag.


Third bolted route looking at the crag from the left.


4 bolts, and depending on your comfort you can place a #1 cam between the 2nd and 3rd bolts. Ring anchors wait for you at the top.

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By Spencer Perry
Jun 29, 2016

There is a wasp nest right at the crux on this one (just left of the second bolt). I would try to avoid until it is gone.
By Justin Scott
From: Los Alamos, NM
Apr 21, 2012

This climb is located just right of Ne Plus Ultra.
By Bob Ewing
From: Arlington
Nov 6, 2013

Great climb. It has two overhanging sections (basically two quick boulder problems) and the rest is easy. I placed a #0.5 BD cam before the 1st bolt, and a #1 after the 2nd bolt. The roofs are straightforward, especially if you've already climbed it, so you can warm up on this before climbing the excellent Leading Should Feel This Way.
By aribtraryusername
Dec 1, 2014

on 11/30/2014 we noticed a new line of bolts just to the R of this. not sure how hard the new route is, just FYI don't get the two lines confused
By Keegan Dimmick
From: Winchester, VA
Dec 1, 2014

It's hard to believe someone figured out a way to squeak another route onto this wall.
By Charlotte211
Oct 2, 2015

This is a nice warm-up climb. It was fun!

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