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The Lorax 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a R

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: ACB : S. Maciejowski T. Peckham 09
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Submitted By: Seth Maciejowski on Apr 16, 2012

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Description 

Classic Bolton crack climbing! P1 is a grovelly short offwidth. Bring very large cams or big bros, or sack up and run it out. good arm bars but hard to move up and somewhat dirty. Grovel through brush to a hemlock tree. Belay. P2 - Climb the sweet chimney (5.7) good gear in the chimney to the high point of upper west.

Location 

The upper chimney is visible from Duck Brook circle. The bottom offwidth is located immediately right of stone staircase downhill about 200' left of the Rose.

Protection 

WIDE.


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By doliver
Aug 28, 2014

Wow this thing is a crazy adventure. Very wide gear needed for first pitch a 6 protects crux but it's bigger up top. Second pitch is the wildest squeeze chimney I've ever done make sure your partner and you can both fit in this slot canyon. There is a 5.6 variation that stays out of the chimney and climbs up on the face around it thats not bad.