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Good Samaritans 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 175'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Sean Cobourn, Doug Swords, Allen Irwin- Feb 8, 2009
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Sean Cobourn on Feb 7, 2009

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FA pitch 1


P1- Finess your way up the wide crack. Where you want a #5 Camalot you can clip the third bolt on Frankenberry to your right instead. Where obvious, step left onto the fun face passing a bolt and avoiding some nastiness. Face climb up to the halfway ledge and belay in the obvious arching crack. 5.9+?
P2- Climb the big hand crack up to and through the overlap and then cut right to the Frankenberry belay bolts. 5.8+? Rappell the route with two ropes.


The formerly vegetated wide crack between Breakfast of Champions and Frankenberry.


Up to # 5 Camalot is nice, if you have one (we did not). Up to #4 will do. 2 bolts (one is third bolt on Frankenberry).

Photos of Good Samaritans Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: a little higher on P1
a little higher on P1
Rock Climbing Photo: first crux (hint- look up and right)
first crux (hint- look up and right)

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By Sean Cobourn
From: Gramling, SC
Feb 7, 2009

This is the last of the routes to ascend the formerly poison ivy choked wall right of Frosted Flake. A handful of us spent several days over the last few years excavating 5 decent routes and suffered the itchy consequences.
This one will clean up nicely after a couple ascents and a couple rain storms. Look out for some stray loose stones on P2, it is still a tad crispy up there.
By Jeff Mekolites
From: HOTlanta, GA
Mar 14, 2009

Climbed this last weekend...good route that doesn't require the wide crack technique it may look like it needs. I used a 4 and a 5. Also, after clipping the bolt, I headed left to the bolts on Breakfast of Champions to lower off of. Sean and all, thanks for cleaning it up.
By nbrown
From: western NC
Nov 13, 2009

Jeff, I think that you missed the best part... the upper hand crack. Fun route, hopefully the PI won't overtake it again. I used a new #4 camelot deep in the wide section, but a #5 would have been much better if I'd had it with me. The last overlap in the crack was a bit tricky, especially since it was damp at the time.
By Edward Medina
From: Ridgway, CO
Nov 15, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

The 2nd pitch is excellent. Excellent protection all the way through. Should become a popular route now that it's clean
By Jeff Jenkins
Nov 28, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13

This route is a lot better than it looks from the ground. The offwigth is not technical then you access the face to your left to a ledge then back to the right to a killer left facing dihedrial. We linked both pitchs and then rapped to B. of Champians anchor to finish the rap. Great climb , seams to have a crux in the face then one in the corner above. A little run out on the face but not too bad.
By Sean Cobourn
From: Gramling, SC
Dec 28, 2009

better and more fun to do it as one long pitch.
By Noah.J
From: Carrboro, NC
Nov 12, 2013

The second pitch is money, but the first pitch could use some gardening (bring your gloves, the ivy is still there). If you have a #6 consider bringing it for the P1 wideness.
By Emil Briggs
Nov 18, 2013

Noah was it possible to climb around the ivy?
By Noah.J
From: Carrboro, NC
Nov 21, 2013

I tried, but we all ended with the itchiness.

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