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Old Foot 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ed Ditto
Season: Year 'round
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Submitted By: Jeff Mekolites on Feb 16, 2007

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Devin working the crux as he goes for the 4th bolt


Begins at rounded arete. Tricky moves through a small bulge lead to thin slabby climbing.


Six bolts.
Ring Anchors.

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Getting ready to try the crux after clipping the t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Old Foot, 5.9, Leda, TN.
Old Foot, 5.9, Leda, TN.
Rock Climbing Photo: Myself working the start of Old Foot. Trust those ...
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Rock Climbing Photo: climber on old foot
climber on old foot

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By Marius
Apr 1, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

March 2011, bolts a bit rusty but seems to be solid. Dries quickly. Fun climb.
By highneed
Aug 19, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

If you typically onsite 5.9 around the Cumberland prepared to be humbled on this one. Very unique climbing for the area, once you find the sequence it definitely goes at the grade. Once you lead this TR the wall to the right, it's fun too.
By Jeremy Hand
Aug 23, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Trust your feet and blast off. The top seems a little contrived, anchors on the left side of the arete seemed more appropriate to me.
By adoit90
From: Atlanta, GA
Mar 14, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

I'm going to have to come back for this one. The crimps between the 3rd to 4th bolt kicked my out-of-shape ass and had to bail. Fun climbing for sure though and would definitely recommend this route.
By paul.adams.3
From: Knoxville, TN
Dec 22, 2014

75? More like 30 feet. I don't think there's a climb at leda that's 75 feet. Still lots of fun and a tricky 5.9

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