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Transylvania Twist 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b X

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Herb Laeger & Ron Carson, November 1984
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Submitted By: Steve Powell on Mar 30, 2003
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This climb is the bolted route just to the right of Old Soft Shoe. This is a pure crimpfest. it helps to be able to high step it seems pretty sustained. this route seems harder than Old Soft Shoe.


3 bolts, anchor(15 ft from edge) takes small to medium cams.

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By Murf
Apr 2, 2003

I thought the FA also included Ron Carson. Don't know about these 's' ratings but this thing edges towards the 'X'.

By M.Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Apr 2, 2003

1 bolt was replaced April 2000.

By Randy
Apr 4, 2003

This route is very scary, with hard moves so far above the bolt that you would come close to hitting the ground. R/X, cool head required.

By Souljah
From: Northern NM
Jan 25, 2010

We passed through Belle briefly the day Herb & company were working this FA. Long time ago but I thought Vaino was involved in the madness ?