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A Long Walk For Man, A Short Climb For Mankind 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Robert Fenichel, Ken Marts
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Submitted By: John Peterson on Sep 25, 2009

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An obvious left arching corner way, way, way away from the crowds. The only reason to climb this is to be able to say you've done every route in the Trapps. Don't expect a line of chalked holds.


The last route in the Trapps, 200' or so rightwards past the corner of Fancy Free. Climbing is prohibited beyond this point.

Swain says to watch for alligators.


Standard gunks rack.

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By Dana Bartlett
From: CT
Apr 13, 2011

Seemed like 2 stars to me.
By MaraC
May 14, 2012

I also think this is a star-worthy route. Is it worth it to come all the way down here just to climb it? No. But if you're down doing some of the other routes in Sleepy Hollow, it's worth a look!
By Barrett Stetson
Apr 27, 2014
rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a

Climbed this Easter weekend because it was super busy up front. Fun route, climbed all the way to roof and traversed directly underneath, which felt easier than 5.4, except maybe the exit around the edge of the roof. It looked like traversing the face below the roof was possible, probably harder, and dirty. Gear was good. The belay is somewhat hanging under a massive tree though. A single 8ft sling wasn't enough to make it around it and get a knot in it. The rap anchor on that tree had 4 pieces of webbing, 3 of which were pretty old and seemed to be stretched out by the growth of the tree, and the 4th being newer but of thinner material. If I'd had extra webbing, I would've added another new piece probably.
Jun 9, 2014

I fourth the idea that this route is reasonably fun; very much like 3 Pines, if shorter. I traversed the face below the roof, which was within the grade range.

There's new cord around the (dead) tree up top.
By Simon Marchand
From: Montreal, Quebec
Jun 30, 2014

The route is good, but considering the walk required to get there, not worth the effort. Good to do on Saturdays though, as no one is in that sector.

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