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Abridged Version, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Belly of the Dragon T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Fool of a Took T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ghostwriter S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Right Wight T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Straight Outta Mordor S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
There and Back Again T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Thrain T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Thror T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Unknown 1 T,S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Unknown 2 T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
West Rib T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
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Type: Trad, 120 ft
FA: Tony Schwartz And Kyle Rott
Page Views: 179 total · 4/month
Shared By: t.schwartz on Apr 27, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

Another good route in the corridor. The route starts with a pseudo crack feature that takes some good gear. Climbing the unprotected face to the left of the crack on positive holds place a piece or two before moving onto the bolts. Follow the right bolt line where you will experience the crux pulling the "belly of the dragon." Follow more bolts and intermittent gear to the summit anchors.

Location

To the right of the Right Unknown Shaffer 5.12. Look for the obvious hand crack and old twin bolts of the Shaffer route, Belly of the Dragon starts on the pseudo crack with positive face holds directly to the right of that.

Protection

Bolts, small cams, offsets are nice, nuts, brass

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