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12 5.9 dihedral T,TR 
13 5.4 Corner T 
22 5.8 face climb T,TR 
6.63 Smoots T,TR 
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Beer and Booty T,TR 
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Der Glotz TR 
False Dilemma T 
Fear and Trembling TR 
Grandma's Staircase TR 
Indigo Billy T,TR 
Invitation T,TR 
Invitation Direct T,TR 
Law and Gospel T,TR 
Moondust  T 
Morning After T 
Mr. Neutron TR 
New Box T,TR 
Night Before TR 
R.S.V.P. T,TR 
Red Pulpit T,TR 
Spring Fever TR 
Sunken Pillar T,TR 
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Unnamed Short route T,TR 
Watermarks T,TR 
Watermarks Direct T,TR 
Watermarks Left Side TR 

6.63 Smoots 

YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 37'
Original:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Jeff VS on May 28, 2014

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Between the inside corner of New Box and the outside corner of Mr. Neutron is a four foot wide face. This climb goes right up the middle using no holds of the other climbs. This is a very continuous climb with almost every move a 5.7 or tougher. You could lead it by putting pro in the New Box crack. The name is because it is 37' high.


Standard rack should do it. Easy to top rope.

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By Doug Hemken
From: Madison, WI
May 29, 2014

Smoot is short?
By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
May 29, 2014

The smoot /ˈsmuːt/ is a nonstandard unit of length created as part of an MIT fraternity prank. It is named after Oliver R. Smoot, a fraternity pledge to Lambda Chi Alpha, who in October 1958 lay on the Harvard Bridge (between Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts), and was used by his fraternity brothers to measure the length of the bridge

Shamelessly copied from Wikipedia. :)

Also why is this marked as "Grade V"?
By Jeff VS
May 29, 2014

Sorry about the (now removed) Grade V. I had a senior moment.

BTW, there is a move on the climb that is a bit of a reach. If you are only one Smoot or less in height, it might be a bit of a challenge.

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