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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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Ron Funderburke on Old Crow


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.


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


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

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By Tiffany Vidal
Mar 14, 2016

I was just there this weekend and the third bolt (the one before the large ledge) was super loose. I tightened as best I could, but perhaps keep an eye out if climbing this route in the near future.
By nbrown
From: western NC
Mar 17, 2016

Bolt 3 hanger has been fixed.
By Kyle Cobbler
From: Asheville nc and greenville sc
4 days ago

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
4 days ago

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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