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Sewing Machine 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Doug Hemken on Jul 7, 2010
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Description 

"An unusual climb (for Devil's Lake). One's legs tire out before one's arms, that is if both legs and arms do not give out together" (Smith & Zimmerman, 1970).

As a wide stemming/chimneying problem, this is harder if you are shorter. Tell yourself you are practicing for Devil's Tower.


Location 

The stem box to the left of "Man & Superman."


Protection 

Standard rack



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Bryan K. leads "Sewing Machine".  Looked to me like neither his arms nor his legs gave out.
Bryan K. leads "Sewing Machine". Looked to me lik...
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By Gokul
Apr 19, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b PG13

The gear is sparse in the middle section. Ball nuts - for the left seam - would be handy. Stoppers in this crack are only good for a downward pull, so maybe a cam lower down on the route will help with that.