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Demon Breath TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pacemaker T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Slow & Easy T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Trad, TR, 40 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Frank T on Mar 28, 2009
Admins: Frances Fierst

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Private Land-gate closed and locked by nightfall. Details


Jam up the crooked crack in the center of the wall. Staying to the right is about the same difficulty.


A few cams in the mid range will work. I used a tri-cam for a bottom directional and stoppers will help with the anchor.
Scott Baird
Hagerstown, MD
Scott Baird   Hagerstown, MD
This is a very solid little crack climb. I lean more 5.7+. Took cams #.75-#3 and some nuts. I ran it out a little bit, but you could sew it up with doubles in #1-#3. I used tri cams for the anchor up top. Definitely worth a repeat. Mar 25, 2017
Bob Ewing
Bob Ewing   Arlington
Excellent crack, I think this is the best trad route at Sugarloaf after Sherpa Connection. A more fitting name would be Short & Sustained. I agree with K Baumgartner, it's more challenging and awkward that it looks. Protects well with a standard rack. Build anchor at top to belay partner, then hike back down. Nov 5, 2013
K Baumgartner
K Baumgartner  
Fun climb that's more challenging and awkward than it looks. Aug 19, 2012