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5.11c YDS 6c+ French 24 Ewbanks VIII- UIAA 24 ZA E4 6a British
Avg: 2.7 from 23 votes
|Type:||Sport, 75 ft (23 m)|
|FA:||Kenny Parker, Steve Downes|
|Page Views:||1,354 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Jeremy Steck on Oct 6, 2008|
|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.
Start from the top of a block. A stick clip is not needed, you can easily reach the first bolt from the top of the block. Start by climbing up and right using flakes to reach an excellent jug and the second bolt(crux). Follow the extremely positive holds the entire way to the top. The 6th bolt is quite a ways from the 5th bolt, but the climbing here is the easiest section on the climb. Overall, this is a lighter 11c, just move fast. This route might be a bit harder for shorter folks. The rock and the moves are much more pleasing than might appear from the ground!
Head upstream from Right Son of Thunder a few hundred feet. The trail will pass under an overhanging section of rock. This is the last bolted line you will pass before a section of cliff breakdown. It's just to the right of Loud Noise, 12b.