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757 2x4 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Todd Lane
Season: Any
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Submitted By: Matt McMurray on May 22, 2006

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This is a really fun climb that gets easier the higher you go. The crux involves a balancy corner about a third of the way up, and right below a small roofed edge.

The numeric name comes from the fact that it is a 7 bolt 5.7, and a section of a 2x4 plank was used to assist in the anchoring while the route was bolted.

**Note: One concern is that the anchors are set back behind the top of the climb, creating a lot of friction on the rope as you lower off. For very small climbers (kids) it can be almost impossible to get enough weight on the rope to get them back to the ground, resulting in some forceful down climbing. As there are already numerous links on the chains above, the only likely solution would be to add another anchor bolt below the current anchors to reduce the rope drag.


This route is a new addition to the corridor, and a welcomed climb for novices who are not looking to start their day on a 5.9... As you climb above the dividing boulders that separate the lower corridor from the upper, this route is the first on your right, and climbs the right-leaning crack/ramp.


7 bolts to two anchors (one with extended webbing)

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mel Rivera on "757 2x4"  Link - timetocl...
Mel Rivera on "757 2x4" Link - timetocl...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dalon leading 757 2X4; perfect warm up for the Cor...
Dalon leading 757 2X4; perfect warm up for the Cor...
Rock Climbing Photo: In the middle of 757 2x4.
In the middle of 757 2x4.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mel Rivera making his way up "757 2x4" L...
Mel Rivera making his way up "757 2x4" L...
Rock Climbing Photo: 757 2x4
757 2x4
Rock Climbing Photo: Overview of the route.
BETA PHOTO: Overview of the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Thu following 757 2X4; first climb outside, yippee...
Thu following 757 2X4; first climb outside, yippee...
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the top; good route!
Nearing the top; good route!

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By Mike McGlynn
From: Henderson, NV.
May 23, 2006

Todd Lane and I put up this route on 5/13/06. Todd had scoped out the line earlier and suggested that we put it up. After we put it up, Todd had the FA. We did use a chunk of 2x4 wedged in a pocket as part of our anchor for rapping in to place the anchor bolts. I think I may go in business selling different lengths of 2x4 and selling them as "Big Woods" for true environmentally conscious pro.
By 46and2
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 28, 2006
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The best warm-up route in Black Corridor and surprisingly a lot of fun!
By Todd Lane
From: LV, NV
Mar 30, 2007

Mike and I replaced the old chains on March 25, 2007 with extra-long ones. Please TR on your gear.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 3, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

a good route, but the anchors are in a weird spot (way higher than you'd think)- thanks for the long chains, though!
By Brian Waller
From: Nevada
Jun 25, 2008

sure, it's the easiest route in the corridor but it's lots of fun and worth the time.
By cassondra long
Jun 16, 2009

Using a cordalette to build a longer anchor, rather than a couple of quick draws will lessen the rope drag considerably.
By smassey
From: CO
Aug 31, 2010

As of 08/29/10, there were new anchor bolts on this route w/ fixe double ring hangers. Don't know who put them in (K?), it wasn't me, but they seem in a great place and the rope pull is fine.
By Marcy
From: Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
May 20, 2011

Fun route! Can be protected safely on gear also.
By Chris McCall
Aug 21, 2012

BEWARE!! Just climbed this on 8/17/12 and the right anchor bolt was spinning.
By JD1984
From: Worcester, MA
Oct 6, 2014

Some of the holds in the upper face are a little suspect. A rather large one broke off recently resulting in a pretty gnarly fall. Careful what you pull on!

Definitely the easiest route in the Corridor. Fun, but nothing fantastic.
By kenr
Dec 2, 2014

Overall fun, with a variety of move situations. Thoughtful right off the ground. Thoughtful at the crux mid-way.

An advantage of the higher positiong of top anchor is can use that to protect horizontal traverse Left to the top anchor of "Oils Well That Ends Well".
By Parker Wrozek
From: Denver, CO
Apr 24, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Cool climb, worth doing. Near the middle I suggest staying out of the crack and get on the face to the left with the plate like features.
By Nate0047
Jun 14, 2015

Climbed on 6/13/2015. The right anchor bolt is spinning.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 19, 2016

Seems that with the issues regarding the anchor the seventh bolt should be doubled to create a new lower anchor to facilitate a smoother lower and the name changed to 657 2X4.

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