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Old Crow 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Nathan Brown, Eric Singleton
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: esingleton on May 31, 2012

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Description 

Climb up a series of overhangs past 3 bolts and optional gear to a ledge system then head up and right past 2 more bolts and one gear placement to a double bolt anchor.

Location 

On the far left side of the CAVE under first roof system.

Protection 

Draws, BD C4 #.4, BD C4 # 1


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By nbrown
From: western NC
Mar 17, 2016

Bolt 3 hanger has been fixed.
By Kyle Cobbler
From: Asheville NC
May 26, 2016

Nbrown, do you ever put loctite on the hanger threads? seems like it might make life a tiny bit easier? or better yet nyloc nuts? both are a very easy solution to bolts backing out.
By nbrown
From: western NC
May 26, 2016

Kyle, I added loctite on this route. I generally prefer not to use it on the FA (new bolts). That's because new placements usually develop some wiggle room under the hangers as the rock beneath them wears, requiring further tightening to fix spinning hangers. Loctite or lock-nuts can make subsequent tightening of nuts problematic for wedge type anchor (i.e. disengaging the wedges).

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