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Against The Grain T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Beginner's Luck S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bilateral symmetry T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Bookend, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Erica's Ass Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Fresh Meat S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Konto's Sport Route S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
Lorax, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Mind the 'Mudgeon S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Normandy S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Oompa Loompa S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Paradox S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Peachy Canoodle S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rented Mule S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Stone Staircase S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 55 ft
FA: Kristofer Fiore, Max Forbes, Luke Barns
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Shared By: Kris Fiore on May 23, 2015
Admins: Luc-514, Kris Fiore

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Description

One of the better beginner sport routes at Upper. It has one long clip but a short crux sequence. Better than it appears from the ground!

The first move can be 5.8 or 5.10 so if you find yourself cursing a lot check your beta. :)

Make a tricky move to get off the ground and gain a nice jug. After the second bolt make a few committing moves to a good hold before traversing right and up on a big rail. Make an interesting mantle and wander up an atypical slabby schist face on excellent rock to a huge sloping belay ledge with a two-bolt anchor directly below Doug the Subway Fugitive.

Location

Start at a line of glue-in bolts about 50' left of Fresh Meat.

Protection

Fully bolted although the short final 3rd class section up to the anchors is unprotected. Very easy terrain although a fall from this point would prove painful.

Photos

Solid climb, nice warm up for fresh meat or paradox. There is a large(4'x2'?) piece of loose rock to the right of the climb about eight or ten feet off the ground. Not part of the climb, but my climber kicked it on the way down and it had A LOT of play to it. Oct 25, 2017

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