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Arachnophobia S 
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Arachnophobia 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Eli on Sep 22, 2015

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Description 

Start to the left of the slab that Arachnophobia starts on by pulling an easy mantle on good crimps. At this stance you will be able to look up at the groove you're supposed to climb through and will likely be able to see some spider webs. Depending on how strong you are and your fear of spiders, this crux has a lot to offer. Staying in the crystally groove will keep the route in the 5.11 range and offer an interesting sequence between some relatively large holds and mostly positive holds. Footwork is key, and you will find yourself shuffling both your feet to make use of the very directional holds.
Circumventing this cool crux to the left will most likely cause your genitals to shrink up, turn black, and fall off. No self-respecting man or woman would even consider it.
After pulling through the harder section, the route becomes an enjoyable jug-haul/clip up to the anchors.

Location 

Located to the right of Soul Train, this is currently the farthest down bolted line on the left side of the Cut. These routes are easily identified, as they start within five feet of each other and climb two separate features to the same block with two anchors on it.

Protection 

Bolts to quick clips


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By afemery
From: Lebanon, NH
Aug 1, 2017
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

I cleaned this route and found a few hidden holds. After scrubbing, I only TRed it and found myself having to really consider balance and positioning. Really a lot of fun. It will feel harder if you try climbing it like a face climb. Have to lead it to get a real feel of the difficulty.

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