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5.10b YDS 6a+ French 19 Ewbanks VII- UIAA 19 ZA E2 5b British
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|Type:||Trad, 70 ft (21 m)|
|FA:||Phil Wilt, Ed McCarthy 1983|
|Page Views:||5,633 total · 30/month|
|Shared By:||Jeremy Steck on Oct 2, 2007|
|Admins:||Pat Goodman, Chris Whisenhunt, Amanda Smith, Pnelson|
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Access Issue: NO DRONES ON NATIONAL PARKLANDS Details
All of the crags within the New River Gorge proper are on national parklands, and drone use is prohibited here. There has been some discussion about places to launch drones that are not on park property, and then flying them over the gorge. This is super poor form; don't do it. Park regulations prohibit all drone use over the boundaries without a permit.
Follow an acute, cupped hands, left facing dihedral for about 20 Ft. Traverse right to reach the arete and the hand crack. Climb the hand crack to the top. The traverse has some fun moves and the hand crack is a cruiser. If your are going to choose between Spider Wand and Wham Bam, Spider Wand has cooler moves pulling around the roof. This stays shady in the summer until about 1PM. Though the dihedral start is tough, you can get a nice cool breeze from the crack. Nothing like natural AC when you're groveling up a cupped hands corner.