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The Quickening 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Euan Cameron and Julie Wright, 12th August 2008
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Aug 12, 2008
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Moving into the crux moves of The Quickening, 5.10...


A deceptively steep climb which proves to be harder than it looks.

Move up to good ledge and reach up to a good ledge in order to clip the first bolt. Move up onto the ledge and fight the desire to fall off backwards.

Clip the second and then make the crux moves to gain the slab above. Once established on the slab continue easily passing the 3rd bolt up to the anchors.


This climb is situated 15 feet right of The Gathering.


4 bolts, 2 ring anchor

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By C Miller
Sep 18, 2008
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

A quick lieback and rockover move gains the groove where a bit of creative stemming helps to make the crux a bit less awkward. After the crux easy slab moves gain the anchors.