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Scenic Adult 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Doug Reed, 1991
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Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Jun 14, 2009

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Jess spanning thru the roof traverse. Photo:Dan Br...

Description 

This route is full value! A must do if you are in this area! Start by climbing up the arete, wandering from the left to right side. Pull through a small overhang and head up toward the larger overhang on the right side of the arete. When you reach the top overhang, pass it on the left face, then hand traverse back right to the peak. Heel hook and crank up onto the slabby right face using some shallow horizontals and make a reachy clip on the arete (crux). Climb up the slab for a few moves and traverse back left to the overhanging left face. From here, it's straight up on jugs to the anchors. 55M+ rope is needed to touch down. Great climb!!!

Location 

This route climbs the obvious arete that you will first see as you approach the 7-11 wall from the Butcher's Branch. Just to the right of Tony the Tiger.

Protection 

10 bolts, shuts.


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Jess in the lower mini-crux. <br />Photo:Dan Brayack
Jess in the lower mini-crux. Photo:Dan Brayack

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By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Oct 25, 2009
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

The right hand traverse across the roof is extremely exposed. It culminated with myself straddling a large horn at the lip to rest. This route required a higher level of commitment than most of the grade at the New.
By Jeffrey Gagliano
From: Pennsburg, PA
Jun 27, 2010

Got the on-sight last week. Exposed yes...if you're a sport climber. Not so much for the well-traveled traddy. Not to down-play the quality of the route though...for it is truly first rate. One amazing sequence after another, the whole way up. Anyone who ascends this thang should be proud.
By Blake Cash
Nov 15, 2011
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Don't quite understand what being a "well-traveled traddy" has to do with it feeling less exposed? It's more exposed than most routes in the New, period...trad or not. Amazing route though...a must do regardless of what grade you climb.
By Morgan Patterson
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Jan 30, 2013

This is one of the few routes I vividly remember from my one trip down here... Thought it was an incredible climb.
By Drew Hayes
From: Charlotte, NC
Jun 5, 2013

This is by far my favorite 5.11 that I've been on.
By Pawel
From: NJ
Oct 21, 2013
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

I'd rather say the crux is getting up into the second roof (the so-called "mini-crux" in one of the photos). The roof traverse and slab around the corner are thought-provoking but not hard.
By John Heimerman
From: VA
Jul 18, 2014

Ugly spinner at the mini-crux with enough of a gap behind the hanger that you can see the thread. Thankfully, I didn't see that before I whipped on it.
By MorganH
Oct 16, 2014

Watched the fellow that climbed it before me whip at the mantle after the traverse and nearly cut his rope on the little hook shaped foot on the hanging arette. The sheath was gone and the core was 1/2 cut through. Might be nice to move the traverse bolt out to the end to prevent this from happening.