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Springbank 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Scott Ayers, Matt Ciancio, Aug 2001
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Jul 7, 2007

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Climbing up the quartz dikes on Springbank 5.10a

Description 

Climb up the slabby wall on nobs and dike. The technical crux is at 2/3 height. Continue on up the wall until a move left then back right brings you below hanging flake.

The finishing moves up and over the flake are classic.

Location 

Located at the right side of the crag just right of the obvious green corner of Balvenie.

Protection 

8 bolts, Rappel bolt and chain anchor


Photos of Springbank Slideshow Add Photo
Springbank (5.10a) takes the obvious line just left of center of the slabby wall, up the vertical dike.
BETA PHOTO: Springbank (5.10a) takes the obvious line just lef...
Bryan just below the crux of Springbank (5.10a), Crystal Crag.
Bryan just below the crux of Springbank (5.10a), C...
Summer doesn't get any cooler. <br /> <br />July 2010 <br />Photo by Karsten
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By C Miller
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Sep 10, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Although the guidebook lists this as having 8 bolts there's only 7. It starts via a long right-slanting ramp or directly (better) although both starts have little to no gear. The climb itself is super fun as you stem, pinch and finesse your way up dikes (crux at 5th bolt) to a great finish up a huge flake (tug gently at the start).