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Wisteria 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Ken Pitts, Les Hutchinson - 1985
Season: Whenever...it is bloody hot in the Summer
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Submitted By: BHMBen on Jun 23, 2007
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Description 

Slabby climbing at its best in Alabama...vaguely reminiscent of NC slabbing. Good practice.


Location 

This route is fifty feet to the left of 'Pony Party,' between 'Collinsville Whore' and 'Pony Party,' follows a low slab and right-facing corner up to and through a notch, then negotiates a slab and left-facing corner to the top.


Protection 

Small stuff...run this thing out. Sling some trees if you feel like it.



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By saxfiend
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From: Decatur, GA
Nov 8, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13

This would probably be a great route if it got more traffic and cleaned up. Runouts I normally don't mind, but runouts while tiptoeing through a minefield of pigshit-slick moss patches are another story. Still, it's a nice long line with adequate pro and a great view of the valley.

The route could use bolted anchors at the top. In the meantime, my partner and I left webbing with a rap ring and a quicklink on the tree at the top. A 60m rope is barely enough to get you to the ground with this rig.

Look for an ancient fixed pin about three-quarters of the way up.

By bernard
From: birmingham, al
May 2, 2012

there are maybe three distinct and similar routes in this zone