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'Shimer Down 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 350'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Jeff Mekolites on Apr 3, 2014

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At the overlap on No Sir, Laurel Knob, NC.

Description 

Updated details...

Pitch 1- Slab up to the lone bolt and rock over a few delicate moves (5.9) to gain the small overlap which you climb on the left side. Establish yourself on the slab and climb up to the rings (shared with Laurel's Girdle) while passing the occasional gear placement. 125 ft.

Pitch 2- Continue up the slab while aiming left towards the large white pine tree. Find an old 1/4" bolt to the right of the tree and continue straight up passed one new bolt to a bolted anchor. 5.7

Pitch 3- Climb the right hand groove above the anchors passing 3 bolts. 5.8+

Gear- Some draws and standard Laurel rack. I remember one thread through placement on P1.

Location 

Left of Biopsy on a flattened out ledge. Look for lone bolt on face below an overlap.

Protection 

Light rack of small cams, draws...


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By Jeff Mekolites
From: HOTlanta, GA
Apr 3, 2014

I am guessing this is the route listed here on this topo...the grade seems a bit harder than noted here...could be the breaking of holds...a small foot edge crumbled under my foot last time...
hand drawn topos of the sector (circa Nov 2011)
hand drawn topos of the sector (circa Nov 2011)
By JoeLovenshimer
Oct 6, 2014

Thanks for posting this route Jeff. I understand the confusion about this side of Laurel since there has been quite a bit of route development over there in the last few years. The route you've described was climbed by me and Mike Fischesser in Feb. 2012. We called it 'Shimer Down and it climbs to the left of No Sir (we did not know about that route at the time) which as far as I know ascends just to the left of a dark water streak/groove.

Pitch 1- Slab up to the lone bolt and rock over a few delicate moves (5.9) to gain the small overlap which you climb on the left side. Establish yourself on the slab and climb up to the rings (shared with Laurel's Girdle) while passing the occasional gear placement. 125 ft.

Pitch 2- Continue up the slab while aiming left towards the large white pine tree. Find an old 1/4" bolt to the right of the tree and continue straight up passed one new bolt to a bolted anchor. 5.7

Pitch 3- Climb the right hand groove above the anchors passing 3 bolts. 5.8+

Gear- Some draws and standard Laurel rack. I remember one thread through placement on P1.

Also, refer to the photo topo I've posted on this page for all known routes to the right of and including 'Manatee Fluid'.
By Jeff Mekolites
From: HOTlanta, GA
Oct 7, 2014

Thanks Joe...have updated the route with your details...if you can post a high resolution topo photo that would be great!