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The Flake 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Tom Bowker, Alan Hunter 1985
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Submitted By: Tom Bowker on Nov 15, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Follow the rope

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Just left of Pretzel Logic you can look up and see a large jutting flake. Easy climbing up to the left side of the flake. Follow the large right slanting crack in the flake to its end then straight up. Tree belay. Easy hike off.


Big cam + normal rack

Photos of The Flake Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting into the crack
Getting into the crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Moving onto the jutting flake
Moving onto the jutting flake

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By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Nov 16, 2008

I am one of few people who did this route but during the fire this year a large tree fell across it and knocked most of it down so i think RIP to the flake...
By Tom Bowker
From: somewhere in the USA
Nov 17, 2008

Lee, you're the only other person I've ever heard of to do this route.
Easy come. easy go. Maybe we could glue it back on.
By M Sprague
From: New England
Nov 18, 2008

We're working on it, Tom. We have a derrick set up and have been lifting the pieces up and into place. Unfortunately, we ran out of glue..looking at some deals to buy by the barrel...hoping to add fifteen feet by adding a pillar at the top.
By Tom Bowker
From: somewhere in the USA
Nov 18, 2009

I saw the fallen tree and it missed the Flake. The route was untouched.
By Eli Buzzell
Oct 12, 2015

There is a harder, more poorly protected, variation of this route that goes into the second flake slot just above Pretzel Logic and awkwardly chimneys up it plugging gear into a horizontal crack before sliding out towards the last move on Pretzel Logic. I'm not sure if that merits an independent line, but the variation probably goes at 5.9 pg-13. I can't be the only idiot to have done that.
By Tom Bowker
From: somewhere in the USA
Oct 15, 2015

Eli, I think Bradley J White did it. I've never led it, It looks a little sketchy.

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