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Mississippi Buttress
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Congo Corner T 
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The Link 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Chris Craggs
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Submitted By: rdlennon on Nov 29, 2008

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Description 

The Link lives up to its name as it joins together the lower and upper cruxes of Congo Corner through a steep and direct flake haul. It is a bold line up the blunt arete of Mississippi Buttress, and one of the most classic E1s on the Edge. Start as for Congo Corner, the thin seam 15 feet left of Mississippi Buttress Direct.

Make crux moves almost right off the ground. With poor feet and worse finger locks, move into a hand jam and finally to easier ground. Continue up a V-groove to the base of the crack in the overhang. From here Congo Corner moves left on flakes. Pull the crack (quickly becomes a good flake), and move left to sloping holds and a mantle onto a small ledge above the overhang. From here, face balancy moves with smears to gain some cracks. This is the upper crux of Congo Corner. A final mantle leads to the top.

Location 

On the intimidating face of Mississippi Buttress, just left of M.B. Direct. Walk off left.

Protection 

Small nuts and hand sized gear. The roof is well protected by a .75 Camalot. On the top, gear is far back from the cliff edge.


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