Type: Sport, TR, Aid, 15 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Davis13au on Mar 24, 2009
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Description

Often overlooked number 5 is right there when you first walk up to the Lowers. It's a very short route from the lowest point of the Lowers up to the first large ledge. There are several bolts there and some anchors on top. It can be led, top roped, bouldered or even aided depending on what you want to do. (I'm not sure about aiding it but the Craggers Atlas gives it an A1).

It's actually a pretty fun boulder problem with a reachy start and some good crack holds and jugs. It's laid back a bit so it's mostly power unlike most routes at the Lowers. It's worth a try if you are there. There is a route directly above it called Five Alpha which I believe is a full on aid route.

Location

It's at the lowest point of the Lowers when you first walk up and well, there is a real small 5, a small 5, and a big 5 painted on the rock so you shouldn't miss it.

Protection

Lots of bolts and anchors. If you boulder it a single pad should do. A spotter would be good since you will fall backwards if you come off at the top.

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Micah Rogers
Asheville, NC
 
Micah Rogers   Asheville, NC
 
Short, fun problem. We top roped it, but I feel like it would be fine with just a crash pad. Apr 22, 2014