Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Trevor Bowman 9/27/15
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Shared By: Trevor Bowman on Jul 17, 2017
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

While named after another Medieval weapon, the name may seem more apropos as you power stem, palm, and try to fish in jams on this tipsy corner.

This starts off of a decent ledge with a 2 bolt anchor, and takes an obvious, left-facing dihedral on black, water-stained rock. From the belay, faceholds lead right into the corner. The corner yields to a mix of power stemming on assorted face holds and occasional smears, and milking what jams you can get in the incipient tips crack. Definitely better suited to small-fingered folk.

It is fairly sustained throughout, and climbs longer than its diminutive height would suggest. The rock is excellent, pro is great/it sews up pretty readily, and the movement is good. This short line is well worth a spin.

It has the added advantage (same as Arbalest) of keeping morning shade for longer than many lines on the north side due to it being left-facing.

Location

In the black rock between Bertilak and Green Knight. Use Darren's directions to locate the top of Bertilak. Two Handed Flail tops out in a slight alcove about 40' or so west of the top of Bertilak's pillar. Rap off of assorted short juniper/pine.

Protection

In BD sizes:
(1X) gray #000 C3
purple #00 C3
(2X) .2
(3X) red C3
(1X) .3
(2X) .4
(1X) 2
2 bolt belay at start.

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