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A Sense of Adventure 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Aug 9, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: The start of A Sense of Adventure, Sunset Park, TN


Lots of variety on this climb: chimney moves, a roof to pull and tricky face climbing. Not a routine 5.9.

Starting at an obvious chimney, climb up to where the chimney turns into a left-facing corner just below a small roof. Grunt through the roof to a nice ledge, where you can rest and take stock of the thin, bulgey section to come. Finesse past the bulge and continue past a tree ledge to the anchors.


Starts about 15' right of Broken Arrow.


Mostly small to medium cams and passive pro. Shares anchors with Broken Arrow.

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By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
Mar 21, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I would not recommend this to a 5.9 leader. The crux gear below the roof is very tricky and not a great stance. I used RP's and a 2.5 tricam. The move over the roof and the next move from the following stances are both not 5.9. The + just means your about to get sandbagged. Felt like both of these moves were just as hard if not harder than it's neighbor Broken Arrow, which is a 10a.
By paul.adams.3
From: Knoxville, TN
Sep 27, 2016

I agree with Tom. I followed my buddy on this after leading Broken Arrow and I thought the moves here were comparable. The route basically comes down to 2 cruxes, but they are stiff

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