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Spring Fling 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a R

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Andy Marker, Doug Heinrich 1989
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Jun 28, 2004
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BETA PHOTO: The Springs w/o lines

Description 

Just right of Spring into Action is a thin crack. Similar to it's brother, steep but with odd ledges. The difference is, the crack needs to be utilized, and less jugs and more liebacking. Again, a good climb just way too short.


Protection 

2 draws for the anchors which are shared with Spring into Action. one small SLCD, and 2 small nuts would protect this crack acceptably.



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1)  Spring Into Action  2)  Spring Fling
BETA PHOTO: 1) Spring Into Action 2) Spring Fling
Spring Fling and Spring into Action climb this partially obscured piece of glass.
BETA PHOTO: Spring Fling and Spring into Action climb this par...
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By Lee Gitlin
Jun 29, 2004
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

This route is barely above a bomb, not one I'm inclined to revisit. The approach is steep and loose, with thorn bushes on either side. The crack is reluctant to take pro, so run-out is a consideration. It's only redeeming quality is about five feet of interesting laybacking off a thin side pull. Beware of rapping/lowering into the trees.