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Dead Painters' Society S 
Flyin' Hawaiian, The T 
George of the Gorge S,TR 
Le Futuriste S 
Linear Encounters T 
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Mellifluous T 
Nasty Groove T 
New Age Equippers  S 
Positron S 
Prowess, The T 
Seventh Sign T 

George of the Gorge 

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

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: John Burcham, Kelly Faust 1989
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Submitted By: attila on Oct 12, 2010

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Description 

Inside the corridor where the ladder spits you out look for a bolt. The left line is George of the Gorge. Make a few moves up to the first bolt then traverse left on easy moves. Continue up good holds face climbing and clipping bolts on your way to the anchors.

Location 

The first (partially) bolted route at the bottom of Fern Creek ladders. The start is just inside the corridor leading to the main wall.

Protection 

6 bolts to bolted anchor. Bring a #1 Camalot to protect the traverse.


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By Benandstuff
From: Winston-Salem, NC
Sep 11, 2015

The moves off of the ledge are really dirty, and blowing the clip with slack out at the second bolt off the ledge has ledge fall potential. Be very careful there, and communicate with your belayer well, because they can't see you from around the traverse.

Other than that one spot, the climb is solid, and is one of the rare NRG easy/moderate sport climbs outside Bubba City.

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