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Lord of the Flies 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Kevin Pogue, Elisa Pogue - 1992
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Submitted By: j gatchalian on Apr 24, 2008

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Pat staying focused on "Lord of the Flies&quo...


Head up the heavily pocketed face, also utilizing the arete on the left when necessary.


from "pogue ethics", continue left on the trail and look for the obvious heavily pocketed face just right of an arete.


6 bolts, 2 anchor bolts

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Rock Climbing Photo: Leading Lord of the Flies.  Photo by Huong.
Leading Lord of the Flies. Photo by Huong.
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up "Lord of the Flies".
Starting up "Lord of the Flies".
Rock Climbing Photo: Lead Climb Flash Age 10
Lead Climb Flash Age 10

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By saxfiend
From: Decatur, GA
Oct 23, 2009
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Nice warmup lead, though some of the pockets aren't as positive as they look.
By Drake Pregnall
From: Morehead, KY
Mar 19, 2012

Super pocketed route. It felt easier than 5.8 to me, and while I was up there, I felt like if you spent enough time, you could turn it into 5.5 if you just found the right line of jugs. Very fun warmup, and I also found it to be a good intro to the rock that is in the Red.
By Lou C
Jan 9, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This climb has it's name for a reason. Got swarmed by flies will belaying. Those things bite! The climb isn't worth standing around and getting bitten up.
By Nathan Sward
Jun 1, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Route stays pretty wet, even the day after rain.

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