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Storming the Castle 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Eli Helmuth
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Eli Helmuth on Apr 13, 2005

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Storming is the twin cracks in the center of the p...

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This is one of the best crack pitches at Lumpy and well worth the approach. It is of Cookie Cliff quality with solid gear the entire pitch. This route starts just to the left of The Eliminator and a few feet left of the classic two pitch route, Heart of Norway which makes for a great warm-up.

A thin crack/face crux leads to a roof which is bypassed on the left. After this, the route backs off to a 5.10 rating for the remaining 50 feet. There is a two bolt anchor at the top of this pitch.


A lone bolt protects the first crux and a green Alien is helpful to reach the bolt. A large nut can protect the second roof crux. Cams up to #2 Camalot are helpful.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Steve Johnson getting into the crux of Storming.
Steve Johnson getting into the crux of Storming.

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