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Obscene Phone Call 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Apr 5, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: obscene phone call 5.8-3 parallel cracks just left...

Description 

Much harder than it looks! This route was once rated 5.6 but now is a stout 5.8....

The trick is knowing where to jam cause there are too many choices.... If you get the right locks, it will feel like hard 5.8.... If you don't, it will feel 5.10.... Practice makes perfect on this one, and that's what I like about Pawtuck crack climbing, hard work pays off and you will be a crack head in no time....

The crux is at the bottom, it eases quite a bit at the halfway mark....

Location 

Just to the left of the horn, you will see a system of cracks.... Three parallel cracks of slightly different sizes...climb them....

Protection 

Many options, a regular rack....

Belay/top-rope from trees or gear anchor....


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By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Nov 20, 2008

this route has plagued me many a time and time again.... every time i go out to pway i decide to give it one more go and every time i wanna shoot myself after 30 minutes of trying to pull off the ground... i think i really need someone to help me out... cuz i just wanna ram my head into the crack.. :)
By Bjorn
From: Near Joshua Tree
Jun 24, 2009

My favorite route name anywhere.
By JohnnyG
Sep 15, 2011

My first lead fall, caught by my brother when he was about 13 yrs old. His first catch of a lead fall, the whipper totally surprised both him and me. A muggy day, my hands popped out, and I went soaring, lifting him right up off the ground till we collided softly in the air. There we were, dangling, wide-eyed and right next to each other.