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Gateway Drug 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Sean Bennett
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Submitted By: michaeltarne on Oct 28, 2012

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The easiest sport route at Dardanelle, and an okay warm up. Follow the first three bolts up the low-angle arete and then step left into the dihedral, where the climbing gets significantly easier. The chains are located on top of the wall at the top of the route, and a pain to reach for shorter climbers.


Uphill from most of the routes, this one wanders up a low-angle slab. The bolts are easy to find, and start directly above a small cave. Step off of the boulder at the base to start.


5 bolts to chains with fixed draws.

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By Justin Barrett
From: Russellville, AR
Mar 2, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The first two bolts of the route are loose and have been pulled out from their drilled holes. One of the chains at the top of the route is missing the permanent carabiner. Climbs should not be attempted until these items have been assessed.

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