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Appalachain Chuffer T 
Appalachain Runt T 
Between The Lines T 
Big Arete, The T 
Bonsai T 
Built to Tilt T 
Change Up T 
Comfortably Numb T 
Construction Job T 
Dancing Outlaw, The T,S 
Desp-arete S 
Dopey Duck T 
Early Times T 
Energizer T,S 
Enterprise, The T 
False Paradise T 
Finders Keepers T 
Fly By T 
Footloose T 
For The Birds T 
Full Tilt Boogie T 
Golden Rule T,S 
Help Mr. Wizard T 
Humdinger T 
Julia T 
Just Another Pretty Face T,S 
Last Straw, The T,S 
Learning to fly T 
Little Corner T 
Lost and Found T,S 
Made in the shade T 
Maginot Line T 
Maginot Roof T 
Paradise Alley T 
Paradise City T 
Paradise Lost T 
Pinball Wizard T 
Reacharound T 
Saddle Up T 
Sleight of Hand T 
Stopperhead Arete T 
Straight and Narrow T 
Supercrack  T 
Toxic Shock T 
Trick Or Treat T 
Turn and Burn T 
Twist of fate T 
White Corner T 
White Russians Gone Bananas T,S 
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YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Tom Howard, Jim Okel, Bill Newman
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Submitted By: Phil York on Aug 28, 2012

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Fantastic crack and jug climbing!

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Pitch 1 is the biznass. Start on a bouldery crux on the chalked holds through some thin holds to an obvious broken crack feature. Crank through this pumpy crack for about 40 feet to slightly easier terrain then to a horn with slings.

Pitch 2, climb 5.8ish over a bulge straight to the top of the buttress.

Pitch 3, head 50 feet to cross a chasm to top out on a short step section to the top.


Located to the left of Stopperhead Arete on the obvious crack system up beautiful solid stone. If you come to the Paradise routes, you've gone too far.


Typical NC rack.

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By nbrown
From: western NC
Oct 1, 2012

It's been a long time since I've done this thing, but I remember pitch 1 being about 80' or so. Also, if the slings are bad it is possible to move up and right to the Anchor of "stopphead arete" if rapping from the first pitch.
By Neil Rankin
From: Greensboro, NC
Aug 30, 2013
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Nbrown is correct. The first pitch is about 80 feet.
By nbrown
From: western NC
Mar 11, 2014

Cleaned up the ridiculous amount of tat at the top of pitch 1 today and left 2 bomber stainless cabled hex-like chocks instead. Much safer and much less of a visual impact.
By Jake Jones
From: Richmond, VA
3 days ago

Never been, but it's awesome that you took the time to do a line that you've done before and upgrade fixed gear and clean up tat. So thanks.
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