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How Yick Ying T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Howling Arete, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Howling, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Robinson Crusoe T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
School House Rock T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Varlotta's Daughters Would Totally Flash This T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Who Do You Beliieve T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, 140 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Mike Varlotta & Will Dameron, November 2002
Page Views: 261 total · 3/month
Shared By: joe schmo on Apr 11, 2011
Admins: Frances Fierst

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Suggested safety is G/PG. One or two pitches, as you feel. Start a bit left of the center of the 20' concavity, aiming for upward to some sizeable right-facing flakes. Go around the flakes on the left (easier) or inside them to the right (harder) and continue up to a small tree ledge at 90'. Belay here or keep going. Make some awkward moves through the overhangs (with questionable rock quality) immediately above the ledge and saunter up the final 35-40' to the top. Take care not to kick off any of the loose rock on the ledges above onto your belayer below. Use either the Fun House/Tunnel Of Love rap station (over to the right) or the School House Rock rap station (just to the left along the gully).

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Burton Rosenberger
Woodbridge, va
 
Burton Rosenberger   Woodbridge, va
 
Think I ended up starting to the right of where this should have started ... not sure. That said the section below and up to the flake is pretty mental (or it was for me) ... placed several nuts and was wishing I had brought my doubles at one point for a size I was missing to protect a feature.

I do have some video of the scramble but the video is pointing too far down to see just how steep the wall of thicket is you have to navigate through so might not post it.

Here is pitch 1: youtu.be/fETnsQ-aKNg

Pitch two features a nice dead pine tree fallen on another which limits your range of movement. The first roof you pull was tricky to protect and featured some loose holds.
Video here: youtu.be/h5fnJwTAjMs Aug 13, 2018

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