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There Are No Thorns in Zambia (And the Streets are Paved with Cheese) [Suggest Change]

5.11 YDS 6c+ French 23 Ewbanks VIII- UIAA 23 ZA E4 5c British


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There Are No Thorns in Zambia (And the Streets are Paved with Cheese) TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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Type: TR, 90 ft
FA: Pete Hart
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Shared By: willclimb4pants on Nov 30, 2015
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Description [Suggest Change]

The crux is the blank section you'll face while trying to climb up to the two tufas--once your back/butt is resting on the left tufa you're in the clear for the route. Up to that point it's moderately steep climbing with great holds.

David Livingstone apparently visited a forest in Zambia and raved about how there were no thorns in the Zambian forest. The route ends in the middle of a thorn bush.

Location [Suggest Change]

Just to the right of the first main corner when you arrive from the west. The route climbs a moderately steep section on the face to the right of some tufas (tufas are on) and ends in the middle of a thorn bush. When setting up a top rope, cross a gully at the top of the cliff into thorn bushes. There should be a cleared section of thorn bush leading to the top of the route, and the trunks of the bushes themselves can be slung for the anchor.

Protection [Suggest Change]

For now, TR anchor only, one can only dream of getting a bolt crew here...

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