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Rapscallion's Blues 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Doug Reed, Tom Howard (June 1984)
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Submitted By: DaveB on Jun 12, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Rapscallion's Blues (5.10c)


A great New River dihedral/fingercrack! Sustained climbing with a tough start and challenging finish. Jam, sidepull, stem, and smear to nice ledge/rest. Protect well and follow right-leaning crack (crux 1) to jugs/rest below awkward roof slot. Surmount roof slot (crux 2), move left, then up through 2nd roof slot (crux 3) to ledge. Finish on easier terrain to anchors.


Near the right end of Junkyard Wall proper. Immediately right (around corner) from Four Sheets to the Wind. Look for fingercrack in a right-facing dihedral, usually heavily chalked.


Standard rack. Small-med nuts, med cams. Couple long draws or runners (roof). Bolted anchor.

Photos of Rapscallion's Blues Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron Top-Roping Rapscallion
Aaron Top-Roping Rapscallion
Rock Climbing Photo: Trying to figure out how to pull the roof
Trying to figure out how to pull the roof

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By jsustrich
Mar 15, 2015
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Really enjoyed this one - easy to set a toprope up on if you're not confident in the grade (we did - it was 12AM and none of us were exactly experts with finger cracks). It was a constant fight for the first 30-40 feet. Best piece of advice I got was use your entire body as much as possible - I smeared my ass all over that goddamned wall and it helped immensely.

Fell once pulling the second roof - you can get a shitty rest after the first but it's cramped and forced. Beta on the second was a bit tricky to figure out at night, but still a lot of fun. Highly recommended if you're into/want to be into cracks.
By Sawyerdougz
Aug 5, 2015

Contrary to the description I found the initial, steep finger crack, dihedral to be the crux. 25ft or so without a good rest, placing pro is strenuous here.
By Alex Ch
From: Fairfield, CT
Mar 25, 2016

this climb is seriously incredible considering it's a short one. The move after the roof is ridiculous IMO and takes away from the charm.

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