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"Chris's Corner" T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Aladdin's Ladder T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Banch Berries T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Banches With Wolves S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Black Streak S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bless The Rains S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bum Cakes S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Chicken Wing Slab S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Deadline, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Groton High Grade S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
High Grade Direct S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
High Grade The Hard Way S 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Just for Goobs T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Ledge Connector S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
My Lucky Bun Day S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pistol Whipped S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Proud and Free T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Requiem for a Dreamer T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Solipsism T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Storm King T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Swarm, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wankers in the Kingdom T WI5 M5+ A0 R
Where the sidewalk ends T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
marshfield corners T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
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Type: Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Chris Skalka and Zach Landis
Page Views: 54 total · 54/month
Shared By: Zach Landis on Jul 26, 2018
Admins: Luc-514, Kris Fiore

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Description

As of July, 2018 The Swarm is a 2 pitch route, 5.9 and 5.10a.  The first pitch climbs the open slab 30 meters to the left of Chicken Wing. Begin left of the first bolt on good edges.   Continue past 8 more bolts until reaching the large ledge above and a 2 bolt anchor.  To do the second pitch, scramble up a bit of 4th class terrain and belay right below 2 low bolts in a corner.  Climb the corner and eventually work your way out left onto a face.  Pass more bolts on the face.  At this point you will be very close to the neighboring route, Bum Cakes, and you can link over to this line and go to the Bum Cakes anchor.  Otherwise, continue up on good holds.   Pass a series of cracks and slots placing a couple pieces of gear at good stances.  Turn a slight lip and passing out of sight of your belayer continue up an open slab passing more bolts.  After clipping the last bolt make a dash for the anchor or claw around for some more gear placements.  A nice ledge and large trees are the current anchor set up.  From this anchor two 60 meter ropes are the safest option to get down but you may just make it with a 70m.  From this ledge it possible to continue up on several established pitches such as Proud and Free or Where the Sidewalk Ends.

Location

This is the next route left of Chicken Wing Slab and to the right of My Lucky Bun Day

Protection

bolts, standard rack

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