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Routes in The South End

Black Crack T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Black Hole Sun T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Cynosure T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Cynosure Direct T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Fire Away T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
High Hopes TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Illusion T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
White Arete T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: cshuey77 shuey on May 27, 2010
Admins: Frances Fierst

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Lives in a truck
Eli   Lives in a truck
The unnecessary fist jam in the top is amazing! You can comfortably deadhang from it for days! Jan 3, 2015
This climb is great and pumpy! has great placement throughout, but can definitely be TR'd too. very fun. Jun 29, 2014
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Washington, DC
Fan Zhang   Washington, DC
Great climb. I found it very tempting to get drawn into the easier terrain of White Arete to the left about 1/2-2/3 of the way up.

An easy anchor set up would be a couple of 20' cordelettes slung around the boulder at the top, with a couple of nylon runners for extension over the final roof with the hand crack. Jun 3, 2014
Deceptively hard about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way up, but the gear is good all the way. Carry a BD #2 to protect the crux - easy falls into air. Jan 24, 2014
And there's a great view when you lose it and swing out. Best to try this route first, it pumps you quick. I had nothing left for it and only got about halfway up. Now I have to hike back up. Totally worth it, tho. Sep 22, 2010
cshuey77 shuey
cshuey77 shuey   Asheviile,nc
This climb makes the hike in worth it!! it has everything from face moves to handjams, with a overhanging jug haul to the top. May 27, 2010