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Black, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Buffalo Bill S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bushwacker T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cocked N' Loaded T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Cosmic Hippo T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Demise of Mr. Riffraff T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fade to Black T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
Falling Down S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fu Man Chu S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Geshido T,S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Grand Traverse, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Insidious S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Little Big Man T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
No Shadow of Darkness T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pain and Suffering T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Painted Warrior S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Spartican T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Speak No Evil S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tomahawk T,S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Vision Quest S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Wisdom and Folly S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Will Wright on Sep 8, 2014
Admins: TylerKC

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Description

Start up the handish corner crack until you gain a ledge with a tree. This is where you test your luck. Begin up the offwidth, smearing and stemming while placing pro in the disappearing, increasingly mossy (seasonal) crack. After the nut check, get good pro in and continue into the belly of the beast. Place your larger pieces up high, then ride through the glorious finish.

If it wasn't so dirty, it would get my vote for the best offwidth in Arkansas.

Location

The giant offwidth to the right of The Black and Vision Quest

Protection

1 set of nuts, singles of all cams up to #6 BD

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Agjohns
 
Agjohns  
 
This route is awesome, everything an aspiring southern trad climber should seek out! The thin hand crack above the first ledge is dirty, but good fun and only the start of your human chimney sweeping experience.. a double rack of bd .4-#3 and singles of 5 and 6 are probably enough for most.

One word of caution, the top portion of this route tends to pull the rope into the crack while both climbing and lowering, I wonder if the first ascensionist would be terribly upset if a bolt was added towards the top to keep it out of the crack? Jan 29, 2017