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Ante Up T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Booty Call T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bungle in the Jungle T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Crack a Smile T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Easy Access T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Hangman's T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Happy Ending S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hi-C T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Jungle Blocks T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Keelin's Delight T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Keelin's Dilemma T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
McLuvin T,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c X
Nice N Easy T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
One Move Wonder T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rip the Tips T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sassafras T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Swamp Crack T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Time For Tim T,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
Undercling Slab T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Warm Up T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Zig Zag T,TR 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
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Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Howard Clark?
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Shared By: Dallas Branum on Jul 1, 2014
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones

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Climb #13: Sassafras (5.9+ PG, 100' FA – Howard Clark?) One of the three most commonly done climbs – it’s got a little bit of everything with two distinct cruxes. Start near the base of tree that’s below the start of the crack. This is approximately 25’ right of the start of Warm-Up. Face climb up the steep face to a short awkward hand crack to a shelf (first crux). Some people
prefer to start about 15’ to the left and traverse over to crack in order to get pro in a bit sooner. However, it also creates more rope drag and your second could pendulum if they came off.

Continue on up the discontinuous finger crack to a bolt. Clip the bolt and friction on up to the right (2nd crux), then follow the friction slab up to the bolted anchors behind a small tree (shared with route 14, Undercling Slab).


Standard trad rack.


Randy Garrett
Charlottesville, Virginia
Randy Garrett   Charlottesville, Virginia
I added some quick links to the bolted anchor Nov 5, 2014
Dallas Branum
Denver, CO
Dallas Branum   Denver, CO
Sweet! They are unneeded though, as it is already equipped with Metolious Rap Hangers. Nov 5, 2014

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