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Plea Deal AKA Sling The Horn 

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

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Kristian Barrowman E. Bourdeau 95' Bolts added by E. Worley in 2007
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Submitted By: Seth Maciejowski on Apr 28, 2012

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  • Description 

    The best 5.8 at Double Upper and quite possibly the best 5.8 in Bolton. Follow many bolts on the left margin of the main face up low angle terrain to an overhang halfway up the cliff. Pull the overhang on jugs to a ledge with a two bolt belay. P2 : Climb up behind the massive horn of rock with occasional gear to the top of the cliff. Choose from any number of trees to rappel off.


    Look for a bolt about 20' up the left most side of the main face slab.


    gear to hand sized. lots of draws for P1.

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    By Devin Krevetski
    From: West Woodstock, VT
    Aug 21, 2012
    rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    climbed the first pitch, with the guidebook published I'm sure this route will see more traffic(cleaning it up). Second pitch looked like brushy/lichen steep-hike thicketeering.

    Can't rap to the ground from the anchors, a 60 meter rope will get you below the first bolt and its an easy downclimb from there
    By KrisFiore
    From: Burlington, Vermont
    Apr 15, 2015

    Don't miss out on this wild second pitch of this route, it's the coolest rock formation in Bolton. Traverse right and up to reach a left facing corner before working up and under the enormous horn of rock. Some are deterred by looking directly up from the anchors thinking this is the route. Traverse right and you won't be sorry.
    By TSluiter
    From: Monkton, VT
    Nov 22, 2015

    Well protected and fun climb, easy cruisin' with a little hint of spice near the end of the first pitch. 9 bolts lead to the P1 belay on a nice ledge.

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