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Pine Tree Crack 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13

Type:  Trad, TR, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Old School
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Submitted By: Tradoholic on Sep 4, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Vinny, ready to battle the tree.


A few strenuous moves in a hand crack to a bear hug on a giant pine tree take you up to a sharp and exposed arete.


Find short crack leading to the giant pine tree on a ledge about 15 feet off the ground. Pass the tree on the right and head straight up the arete.


Nuts and Hexs. Run out on the easier terrain above.

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Vinny at the last pro.
BETA PHOTO: Vinny at the last pro.

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By Tradoholic
Sep 5, 2010

Best route on the wall!
By Doug Hemken
Sep 7, 2010

Really? I guess I think that either dihedral (L or R) is more aesthetic (for their respective grades). I thought this route was awkward and discontinuous! Its got some nice moves, but I don't feel they really flow together all that well ...

So please elaborate ... why is this route the best?
By Tradoholic
Sep 7, 2010

C'mon, hugging the tree was great! And the exposure was fabulous on the arete. To each his own!
By Doug Hemken
Sep 8, 2010

The arete *is* fun. And sometimes I enjoy getting on one-star routes: climbing is a pretty perverse activity, after all. But "best route on the wall"?

I'm glad we don't all agree which route is the best, or we would all be standing in one long line waiting our turn. Now I know that you're a tree-hugger! Let me recommend Birnam Wood for your next climb.
By Burt Lindquist
From: Madison, WI
Sep 8, 2010

Hey--- I like Birnam Wood..... except for the dern tree....
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