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Ass Cannibal 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Davis13au on Mar 22, 2010  with updates from ChewiePDX and 1 more

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BETA PHOTO: Snow at the start made it a bit tricky. Very runou...


Didn't name it :) Another long slab climb that gets thin in spots but is a great climb to practice leading on. This one really goes more like 5.7 at best.

If lowering, be sure to belay from the ledge just directly next to the wall with a 70 Meter rope and from the trail.

Start climbing on the darker colored slab. Make a fun move to gain the roof and continue up the face. Make an awkward move around a small tree growing out of the rock. Then cruise up the more featured face to the two bolt anchor.


Just to the right of Melungian Brotherhood.


6 bolts and will take lots of pro. This route now has a 2-bolt anchor with rap rings.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Great way to top the Day out
Great way to top the Day out
Rock Climbing Photo: The Arse Cannibal is on the right.
The Arse Cannibal is on the right.

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By Chris Seminack
From: Oakwood
Oct 10, 2011

Fun climb. Bottom half is sport and then after the undercling flake it turns into trad in the 5.4 range. Tons of trees to lasso on the way up. Top this one out!
By MealyM Mealy
From: Frankfurt
Apr 21, 2013

Calling this a "sport" climb is a little misleading since it requires placing gear in several spots. A good climb if you lead trad or are learning to. Make sure to bring some longer cord to set up the belay at the top - there are plenty of boulders and trees you can sling.
By Ben Harris
Jun 9, 2016

Could be done without any trad gear if comfortable on real easy terrain. Could use some cleaning though at the top
By Fan Zhang
From: Washington, DC
Oct 30, 2016
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Two bolt anchor and rings at the top as of 10/30/16. Personally I found the climbing more enjoyable, consistent, and easier than Melungian Brotherhood.
By Sean Creegan
From: Kansas City, MO
Apr 2, 2017
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I led this on April 1, 2017. The two anchor bolts at the top are in good condition. Be sure to have a 70m rope if you plan on lowering vs. topping out; you'll use ever last inch of it! The slab portion at the beginning was underwhelming, but after pulling over the first bulge, the climbing becomes fantastic. Don't forget to enjoy the view as you cruise through the second half.

The "small tree" mentioned in the beta should be the first one you see in your path; head to the left of it or you'll run into rope trouble.

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