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you never climb in vain

5.10a, TR, 25 ft,  Avg: 2 from 1 vote
FA: TR Karel Hrbacek + Ken Roberts
New York > Powerlinez > m. Picatinny > 4. Nechtanc


Thoughtful crux sequence, but too short.

Up the weakness to a gap about twelve feet up. (Harder start if do not stand on stone to right, but that's not the crux). Pull over through the gap onto the obvious mid-height ledge. A couple of steps right on the ledge, then up big left-facing corner (5.4) to top.

warning: Loose rock is still a concern here. Belayer or other members of party should not stand anywhere near underneath the climber.

. . . (Lots of vegetation on this rock as of 2016. Be prepared when climbing to navigate around protruding trees and branches, and dealing with holds slippery with grass, lichen, moss, dirt).


Eight feet left of five-inch deep broken left-facing corner. Four feet right of right edge of seven-foot wide dihedral below vertical crack.

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For ideas how to set up Top-Rope, see Description of this Nechtanc sector.

Protection for Trad leading is unknown and likely inadequate.

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Nechtanc sector: center + right<br>
A. Tree of Infinite Fortitude<br>
. vB variation Will to Power<br>
B. Will to Power<br>
C. Full Sickle<br>
. . vC variation Sickle<br>
D. All Too Human<br>
E. Ecce Homo<br>
F. Transvaluation<br>
H. That which does not<br>
.. vH start variation<br>
J. more wisdom in your body<br>
K. the abyss will gaze back<br>
L. you never climb in vain<br>
M. which shall be surpassed<br>
[Hide Photo] Nechtanc sector: center + right A. Tree of Infinite Fortitude . vB variation Will to Power B. Will to Power C. Full Sickle . . vC variation Sickle D. All Too Human E. Ecce Homo F. Transvalu…