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BETA PHOTO: Yellow Line
This is probably the best 5.12 at Chatfield, one of the best 5.12's in CT, and maybe even in New England. The route has amazing holds that change in form as you progress up the route: small crimps, angular pinches, a pocket, huge pillow slopers, to huge roof jugs. Start on the Forearm Frenzy crack and cut immediately left to a good jug hold and then start up the crimps in the overhanging wall. Steady 5.10+ crimping leads to a technical foot intensive boulder problem with a big reach left to a angular pinch. This move is followed by another boulder problem with a big reach to a pin scar pocket and a big jug. Once you have gained the overhanging sloper pillows, and a good hold, climb out the amazing, severely overhanging roof.
A New England classic.
Put your heel on the sloper, don't mind the spicy ...
Hanging out on the work bench hold
Leif on Shape Shifter
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|By M Sprague|
From: New England
Nov 11, 2011
It's great to see this finally bolted and being lead, along with the other routes. Thanks Shylo. Chatfield is a great crag.