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Fruit of the Poisonous Tree 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 820', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Andrew M., Stephen F., James M.
New Route: Yes
Season: Cold and windy for good conditions
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Submitted By: andjoely on Mar 13, 2011

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FA of pitch 4


This is an excellent plumb line route with pitch after pitch of high quality challenging face climbing. See the topo for all the info needed to climb it and enjoy. Note that it is nearly always dry so it is a good route to do in a wet winter when most of the other routes are wet. All the 5.12 moves on p1 can easily be French-freed.

Some of the pitches including p1 were pinkpointed on the FFA.


50 feet right of the dead tree of forbidden fruit


I tried to bolt it to be consistently well protected without being over bolted but there are of course a few exciting parts and some spots you could get hurt on if you fall at the wrong time on easy terrain. Bring singles to #2, tricams, draws.

Photos of Fruit of the Poisonous Tree Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Aerial view
BETA PHOTO: Aerial view
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo
Rock Climbing Photo: pitch 1
pitch 1
Rock Climbing Photo: Dodging continuous ice bombs in frigid January con...
Dodging continuous ice bombs in frigid January con...
Rock Climbing Photo: pitch 1 after joining in with forbidden fruit
pitch 1 after joining in with forbidden fruit
Rock Climbing Photo: Start of pitch 4
Start of pitch 4
Rock Climbing Photo: pitch 2
pitch 2
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo showing pitch 5 (shared with groover) and pi...
Photo showing pitch 5 (shared with groover) and pi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 3
Pitch 3
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 2 tricam
Pitch 2 tricam

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By nbrown
From: western NC
Mar 15, 2011

Clever name to what looks like a stellar line. Nice job on that route guys!
By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
Mar 18, 2011

Way to get it done fellas!

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