Type: Sport, 65 ft (20 m)
FA: RMWright, Fall 2013 FFA, Mark Anderson, July, 2015
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Nov 20, 2013 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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It's always momentous to loose one of our iconoclasts, and Lou Reed died in October 2013 after 40 years in the RR business. While I was never a great fan of his group the Velvet Underground, I loved Lou Reed. LR, the route, takes a very steep course through the roof system via mostly 5.11 climbing before a very hard boulder crux getting past bolt 5. A cam placement is very nice in the small roof above bolt 6. Things stay solid at 5.11 above bolt 6 and deliver a final big move at the last bolt (5.10+). LR is very continuous and does not let up until you get to the chains. The rock is largely excellent top to bottom.

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Start 25 feet right of Scantily Trad.

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Seven quickdraws, a mid-size cam (a green Link cam works or #2 or #1.5 Friend), and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.