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Brazilian T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Garden of Leadin' S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Groovitational Pull T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hold It Like a Hamburger S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Honeybadger S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Once in a Lifetime S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Piece Out S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Poker Face S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Positive Latitude S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pox S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Stop Making Sense T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tailwinds T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Where the Wild Things Are T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, 290 ft, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Upstate Climber on Nov 7, 2017
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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Description [Edit]

The second pitch is excellent, a slightly easier version of P2 of Positive Latitude with excellent knob and dimples! We did not climb P1 (the crux), so the description is verbatim from Adirondack Rock's new route page (which should be the primary resource for this route). Please contribute any information!

"P1: Up the staircase flake and over a shallow, right-facing, right-arching flake (5.9+). Above are three discontinuous, short, right-facing corners; work up to a stance at the top of the highest corner. Step right and climb a steep face (5.10), then cruise easy terrain to the fixed anchor of Positive Latitude."

P2: climb straight up from the belay, to a small overhang formed by a right facing flake. Past this (crux) following the bolts up tenuous, beautiful dimples to where the angle eases back. Angle up and left on easier, beautifully featured climbing, but run-out, to an overlap with a bolt. Over this, then up more run-out and easy, highly featured, terrain to a fixed anchor.

Location [Edit]

Left of Positive Latitude at a shallow, left -rising flake.

Protection [Edit]

Small to finger sized gear for the first pitch. Second pitch is bolted but a #2 Camalot helps for the start. Double ropes to rappel.

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Mark Bealor
Saranac Lake, NY
  5.10
Mark Bealor   Saranac Lake, NY
  5.10
Start: At the base of a shallow left rising “staircase” flake that is 20’ left of the Positive
Latitude corner.
P1 5.10 G: Up the staircase flake and climb over a shallow right facing/right arching flake
(bolts, 5.9+). Above are three discontinuous short right facing corners. Work up to a stance at
the top of the highest corner. Step right and climb the steep face past 3 bolts (5.10), then
cruise easy terrain to the Positive Latitude anchor. 155’
P2 5.9- G: Climb straight up to a stance on top of a flake, below an overlap that becomes a
right facing/right arching flake. Climb the flake for several moves, then step left onto the face.
Climb a perfect stretch of sustained 9- dimples until the angle eases. Run out up and left, past
a small/easy bulge to a fixed anchor at the base of the Hermitage. 135’
Gear: P1: small nuts, yellow alien, Camalots .5 thru 2. P2: #2 Camalot for start
FA July 23, 2017, Mark Bealor, Michelle Sirois Nov 10, 2017

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