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Routes in Middle Hawksbill

Appalachian Spring T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Bongo Fury S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Carpe Freeum T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Courageous Grace Greenlee, The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Green Wall T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Green Wave, The T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hard Rock Cafe S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hemlock Arete T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
If You Bolt It They Will Come S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jug Route T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lackey Vision S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lichen Inspector S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lichen Surprise S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lichen Worms T,S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Line of Fire S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Luciferin T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lunch at the Y S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Manifest Destiny S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
No Free Lunch T,S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Prepare to Qualify S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Pseudo Hardmen S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Real Hard Men S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tips Ahoy S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Triple Bypass T,S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Tweakend (AKA Pascal's Route) T,S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Type: Trad, Sport, 60 ft
FA: Bill Hebb - 2009
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Shared By: Ben Sachs on Jun 13, 2010
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Description

This is the new mixed route on the 5.12 wall at Middle. A worthy addition that features similar climbing to the other routes but with a slightly different flavor. Bill called it the "smallest and sharpest" crimps on the wall. On the 2nd ascent, I "bypassed" those holds using a very long deadpoint/toss. While still hard, I personally think the cruxy business is friendlier on the tips than others on the wall and very fun.

Location

Between App Spring and Hard Rock Cafe.

Protection

4 bolts and 2 blue TCUs is what I used. Could use slightly larger cams if you want. Bolted anchor.

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Joe Virtanen
Asheville, NC
  5.13a
Joe Virtanen   Asheville, NC
  5.13a
What's up with the position of bolts 1 and 2? The bouldery moves through the initial section almost mandate a stick clip, and bolt 2 is placed so high that while you're climbing on razor blades, you can't clip it until you're going to deck because you're so far above bolt 1. Since you pretty much have to stick clip anyway, bolt 1 could really have been placed a couple feet higher if the plan was to put bolt 2 so high.

Just my two cents, but since I assume this was rap-bolted, these could have been positioned a bit better. Jun 5, 2017