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The Entertainer 

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

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Love, Howard '84
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Submitted By: Ladd Raine on Apr 10, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: The Entertainer (5.10a). Junkyard Wall, New River ...


Awesome jams and locks make this route a classic at the grade.
Better learn how to hand jam before attemping a lead on this climb, because if you don't you'll make the beginning into a 5.12 sufferfest.
Ignore the jug out right and take the crack head on, pull the mini-roof and gain a ledge, protect well and continue up and then left following obvious crack system to the anchors.


Route far left of Reachers of Habit and New River Gunks


Stnd. rack, #2 camalot for the bottom crux, mixed gear the rest of the way. Lots of good gear.

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By Shannon Millsaps
May 6, 2010

I found a big snake skin in the second fat horizontal.
By Shawn Heath
From: Forchheim, Germany
Aug 3, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

If you don't have much jamming experience, go run a few laps on New Yosemite, then come back to this one. The beginning is great and is a little challenging, but it eases up significantly after that.
By Jake Jones
From: Richmond, VA
Oct 23, 2013

I really enjoyed this one. The bottom to me was not that much more difficult than NY, just more sequence dependent. I also used the "jug" to the right for a foot, not a hand. I found the diagonal crack leading to the left vertical crack to be just as challenging as gaining the ledge. From there, it backs off quite a bit with the exception of one thin move up high. A really great route, but it's more like 60ft, not 80.
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