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Routes in K Crags

Beer Festival T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Carnivore T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Grand Expedition, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Heart Of Stone T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Marble Slab. T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Mercury T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Surfing The Swell T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Tsunami T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Tynesider's Lament T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Way of the Increpids, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Type: Trad, 800 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II
FA: Paul Ross, Leslie Brown, 27th Sept 2006
Page Views: 915 total · 6/month
Shared By: USBRIT Ross on Oct 7, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description [Suggest Change]

"The Way of the Increpids" Takes a line up clean slabs between Mercury and Tsumami.This is the easiest route to date to reach the summit of the Surfing the Swell formation.Starts about 100' to the right of Mercury ,just right of the lowest part of the slab between the two waves.
P1)Climb past a bolt at 80' to double anchors. 160' 5.6R.
P2)Go up the small groove on the right then to the left of the brown swirl then back right to its top. Bolt anchor . 250'5.4.
P3)To the groove on the right then easy slab to double anchors.200' 5.3.
P4) Another easy slab to large ledge. 200'5.3.
From here 4th class several hundred feet to the summit.

Descent. From the large ledge traverse left (south)for about 50' to the rap anchors on Mercury ,follow these to the ground.

Location [Suggest Change]

Drive to within quarter mile of Three Finger Canyon then walk north to the Surfing the Swell formation . About 20min easy walk

Protection [Suggest Change]

A few cams from #.5 Friend to #3.Slings Two 60m ropes. These were only used on P1

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BrentL
Logan, UT
BrentL   Logan, UT
Pitch 1 quite fun, didn't feel too runout. Pitch 2 meh, long runout on easy terrain. After that we couldn't find anymore bolted belays. We did two marginal gear belays, several full rope lengths without gear, and a traverse over to the Mercury route and couldn't find any bolts anywhere. We left the bolt kit in the bag, so had to reverse the route to get down. One might bring a bolt-kit as a backup at this crag Mar 12, 2018
USBRIT Ross
Keswick Cumbria.UK
 
USBRIT Ross   Keswick Cumbria.UK
 
It does mention that it might be wise to carry a bolt kit in the description of the area. Bolts on the easy slabs can be difficult to spot .. Have Fun .. Mar 12, 2018

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