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A-Sharp 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Jamieson, Anstatt, Joel Harris 10/8/87
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Submitted By: Jonathan Steitzer on Oct 12, 2011

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Follows the obvious corner to ledge, and the crack...

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Description 

Climb a blocky dihedral to a ledge. Then continue up either on the slab face on your left or using the flake on your right.


Straightforward and fun.

Location 

One of the first routes off the trail, head left and you'll find it.

Protection 

trad.


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By Chris Duca
From: Havertown, PA
Oct 12, 2011

Are you referring to the corner left of the "A-Crack" formation? If so, this is a fun, little outing with a thoughtful offwidth "move" at near the top. A #4 Camalot helps keep you off the ledge if you happen to fall.
By Jonathan Steitzer
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From: West Lebanon, NH
Nov 8, 2011

Yeah, I think that's it. I got the name from the old climbing magazine topo.

By TSluiter
From: Holland, VT
May 14, 2015

The first section is straightfoward at 5.6, easy to protect.

Once you gain the ledge, the off-width piece might go at 5.8/9, it takes a little bit of gusto but it's a good layback.

The variation on the right side of the wall would keep it at 5.6 but is not really much fun.

2 bolts (no rap rings) at the top of the off-width piece.
By Greg Kuchyt
From: Richmond, VT
May 27, 2017

The anchor is now a glue-in inline chainset up and right of where the old anchor used to be.
Rock Climbing Photo: A Sharp anchor re-positioned. Red arrow is the old...
A Sharp anchor re-positioned. Red arrow is the old anchor, green is the new anchor with an inset photo of the new anchor.
By Alan Emery
From: Lebanon, NH
Jul 23, 2017

The 5.8 finish was great, though a bit awkward at first. After you look for all those hidden holds one would hope was there, shake off the pump and just use what is available. If it wasn't for the muddy root start, I would give it 3 stars.

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