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Afterburner S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Launch Pad S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
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Witchy Woman S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Will S on Dec 2, 2008
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

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Description

Although the climbing is mediocre, this is a rare type of route for Foster Falls, being quite hard but not steep. Unlike the 5.12 jug hauls out roofs in the bunkers, this one is almost vertical. The crux hits around halfway up requiring either a big dyno up and left or thin tweaking. Average sized folks aren't going to get fingers into the tweaky slots at the crux, so "Launch" for the arete.

Location

Far left side of the Rocket Slab.

Protection

4 bolts, bolted anchor.

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TobyTowne
Dalton, GA
TobyTowne   Dalton, GA
This route is fun, easy climbing leads to one big move, feels softer than 12b/c tho. The pocket after the crux is extraordinarily large, but it feels natural Mar 31, 2013
Will McFarland
Lebanon, NH
  5.12c
Will McFarland   Lebanon, NH
  5.12c
The pockets aren't drilled, per se, but are definitely "enhanced." This is super shitty route if you have fat fingers. Feb 25, 2013
I think this route is fun and worth doing if you're climbing the grade. The bouldery moves at the crux are pretty enjoyable, I found. Also, it's pretty obvious those pockets weren't drilled, because if they were, they wouldn't be that sharp! Jul 23, 2012
JohnWesely
Red River Gorge
 
JohnWesely   Red River Gorge
 
Chossy. Possibly drilled. Pretty crappy route. May 8, 2012