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Andoullie S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Ben Dunne T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Black Crack T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Boomerang S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Corner Pocket S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Creature S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Cross Eyed and Blind S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Eye of Mordor S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Floaters S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Lady Punk S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lamda S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Push S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sausage S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Superman S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Toymaker S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Typical Situation S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Vignette S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
West Virginia Two-Step S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
You, Watch the Clocks! S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Mike Artz, Eddie Begoon 1996
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Shared By: Jeremy Steck on Sep 20, 2009
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath

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This route is classic! It's worth coming to this crag for this route alone! Start by climbing up a blocky section of rock to reach the first bolt. From here, climb straight up making some tricky moves to reach the obvious hueco at the 4th bolt. Next, make a traverse right for about 6 feet to reach a vertical seam and eventually a really good stance. Continue up and then make a long easy traverse back left to clip the 5th bolt. It looks a bit run out, but it's a clean fall and the hardest moves are still fairly close to the 4th bolt. From the 5th bolt climb up and a bit right heading for the final overhang. Pull the overhang and hang in there for the redpoint crux at the last bolt.


This route is directly in front of you as you reach the cliff on the approach trail. It's just to the right of Lambda.


10 bolts, shuts


That shouldn't be a surprise. The route doesn't have fixed gear, and the vast majority of NRG routes don't have drop-in shuts or lowering biners, just bolts and rings. Nov 29, 2017
Sam Sweigart
Philadelphia, PA
Sam Sweigart   Philadelphia, PA
We got on this "Push" this past weekend. To our surprise there weren't any shuts at the top just bolt anchors. Be sure to take enough draws up with you. Nov 29, 2017
Just a heads up, if you don't know the area, it is really easy to climb straight up push and get into boomerang, 13 something. After the 4th bolt you need to traverse left to stay on push and avoid the ridiculousness. The bail biner is pretty solid evidence that we weren't the first people to make that mistake. Dec 9, 2015