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Launch Pad 

YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ British: E6 6b [details]
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Submitted By: Will S on Dec 2, 2008
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Description 

Although the climbing is mediocre, this is a rare type of route for Foster Falls, being quite hard but not steep. Unlike the 5.12 jug hauls out roofs in the bunkers, this one is almost vertical. The crux hits around halfway up requiring either a big dyno up and left or thin tweaking. Average sized folks aren't going to get fingers into the tweaky slots at the crux, so "Launch" for the arete.


Location 

Far left side of the Rocket Slab.


Protection 

4 bolts, bolted anchor.



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By JohnWesely
From: Red River Gorge
May 8, 2012

Chossy. Possibly drilled. Pretty crappy route.

By Blake Allen Green
Jul 23, 2012

I think this route is fun and worth doing if you're climbing the grade. The bouldery moves at the crux are pretty enjoyable, I found. Also, it's pretty obvious those pockets weren't drilled, because if they were, they wouldn't be that sharp!

By nevermind
Feb 25, 2013
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b

The pockets aren't drilled, per se, but are definitely "enhanced." This is super shitty route if you have fat fingers.

By TobyTowne
From: Dalton, GA
Mar 31, 2013

This route is fun, easy climbing leads to one big move, feels softer than 12b/c tho. The pocket after the crux is extraordinarily large, but it feels natural