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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: C Runyan on Sep 5, 2008
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Climb a face up a left-leaning crack, and pass a piton. Head straight up a slight overhang (slightly runout). Or, escape left and run a second pitch up a chimney (5.6).


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Pulling the roof
Pulling the roof
Renee raises the roof on the summit classic Pure Fun (5.7) Old Rag Mountain, Va.
Renee raises the roof on the summit classic Pure F...
Leading the roof on Pure Fun.
Leading the roof on Pure Fun.
Pure Fun
Pure Fun
TG starting Pure Fun.
TG starting Pure Fun.
Pulling the roof
Pulling the roof
Me about halfway up the route.
Me about halfway up the route.
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By K Baumgartner
Aug 18, 2013

This is a full value 5.7

Thin route requires a versatile set of skills from hand/finger jams and roof strength leading to slab finesse. There are two ways to pull the rough--both are equally awkward.

Anchor: At the ledge, build an anchor in the horizontal crack with bigger gear. I used a #1 & #2 camelot and a large hex.

By Stuart Parker
From: asheville NC
Mar 16, 2014

This rock is insanely good! It bites so hard your belayer will feel it! I highly suggest starting in the slanting crack down the hill. It's splitter, the same grade and a more direct line. Super fun route!