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Flake, The T,TR 
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Child's Play TR 
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Cliff Traverse 
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Fisherman's Folly TR 
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Maine Central TR 
Mermaid TR 
Mystic, The TR 
Nerve Damage TR 
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Out to Sea TR 
Outer Face TR 
Overhanging Corner T,TR 
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Seafarer TR 
Small Cove Problem 
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Staircase TR 
Starfish TR 
State of Maine TR 
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Wave Action TR 
White Horses TR 
Whitecaps TR 
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Wounderwall - Right TR 
Yellow Wall T,TR 
Zephyr TR 
Unsorted Routes:

The Flake 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Mark Cushman on Jul 14, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Half way up the Flake. A Dare By The Sea finishes...


Ascend a right facing crack up a steep wall, skirting the overhang to the left, or direct up through the overhang for a 5.9- variation.


Ten feet to the left of A Dare by the Sea.


Fixed anchor at the top of the climb.

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By Kevin Heckeler
From: Upstate New York
Aug 22, 2010
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Got pumped out a few feet from the top moving left around the overhang. Great climbing!
By Michael Z.
Aug 16, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Good climbing and an even better direct finish up the overhang on jugs
By Alissa Doherty
From: Boston, MA
Jul 5, 2015

This is a fine route but a fairly serious lead. A 0 metolius can be fiddled into the crack before the roof, but will be well below your feet pulling through the crux. Definitely PG13.
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