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Better Slate Than Never 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Nathan Brown, Daryl MacInnes
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Submitted By: Nick Colquitt on May 20, 2017

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Start at the featured rock left of "The Handrail" feature. Work up and eventually move left into the groove when the angle slabs out a little. Balance up past some gear and 3 bolts. Move left around the bulge. Clip the last bolt at 100' on "Clean Slate" and climb up to two bolt anchor at 150'


An aesthetic steep straight white water groove between "The Handrail" and "Clean Slate"


As with most Pisgah granite doubles of TCU sizes and small offset cams may be helpful.

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By nbrown
From: western NC
Oct 12, 2017

For a more groovy experience, you can also climb a direct start instead of the rail features out right. There's an additional bolt and some gear to protect this section.

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