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Torpedo 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Larry and Tim Coats
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: Kole DeCou on Mar 22, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Climber on Torpedo

Description 

One of the Forks classics. Located on the left side of the Davidson wall, 20 ft left of Loose Lips. Scramble up some easy blocks to a step right into a stemming corner with twin finger cracks. Plug in a piece or 2, and stem and jam up the beautiful cracks for 50 feet. When the left crack goes wide, follow the right crack to the rim.


Protection 

Double set of cams from black Alien to #3 Camalot.



Photos of Torpedo Slideshow Add Photo
in the torpedo tube!
in the torpedo tube!
whipper! photo by Lindsey Western
whipper! photo by Lindsey Western
low on torpedo, the cruxy bit
low on torpedo, the cruxy bit
left end Davidson, top of torpedo
left end Davidson, top of torpedo
towards the top of the route. photo by Lindsey Western
towards the top of the route. photo by Lindsey Wes...
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By Greg DeMatteo
From: W. Lebanon, NH
May 28, 2007
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

I recall forgetting the rack on this one and did it with nothing bigger than a red Alien. Well protectable as such if need be.

By Dean Hoffman
May 17, 2008

This has got to be one of the best routes at the Forks. See a lot of people pulling into the left crack and straight in jamming, but man all those drop knees are way cool.