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West Virginia Two-Step 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Lee Munson
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Submitted By: ---- on Sep 4, 2012

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West Virginia Two-Step can be the most difficult route to capture at the first buttress, not because it is any more difficult than the rest of the routes there, but because a heavy stream of water runs down it throughout much of the year. If you happen to get on this route when it is dry, be sure to marvel at the extremely corroded sixth bolt, but I wouldn’t recommend falling on it.

This route climbs almost identically to its neighbor “Typical Situation.” The only difference is that WV2-Step is less cruxy but more sustained and more footwork intensive. The crux moves on the two routes are very similar.

WV2-Step is crimpy and bouldery. It is continuously difficult from the third bolt to the fifth. The fourth bolt can be extremely hard to clip due to a lack of footholds. Pulling the roof requires some unique techniques, but the moves themselves are not too difficult. Complete the remainder of the route by traveling through some cool pockets to an easy top out at the anchors.


The center route on the left face of the buttress.


6 bolts + anchor

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