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Bombs Away 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b PG13 [details]
FA: Mohit?
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Submitted By: Lone Ranger on Apr 8, 2017

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BETA PHOTO: Samiran Kolhe leading Bombs Away, just after the c...

Description 

Technically the hardest trad climb in BTP. Single pitch crack line to the middle of the Banyan Tree Pillar, ends at a tree belay.

The start is pretty heady...starts from under the left side crack formed by the fallen boulder, transition to the right side crack and follow it all the way up to the tree belay; the grade eases sharply after the first 25 odd feet.

The start is in fact the crux. A stiff upper 5.10 or lower 5.11 move to cross over to the right side crack. A fall here will land you right on the sharp jagged knife-like fallen boulder below. Very committing.

Rap off the tree; 60m rope is more than enough

Location 

In the middle of the North wall. 2-3 routes before the fort wall. Immediately to the left of Cane Toad.

The fallen knife-like boulder below the start is unmistakable; see pics.

Protection 

The first pro is only possible after you transition to the right side. Takes a BD Camalot #4 or so. Another piece, maybe #1 or 2 after a few more feet; after that the route gets quite tame, one more piece before reaching the tree belay.


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Rock Climbing Photo: TT following Bombs Away
TT following Bombs Away
Rock Climbing Photo: Tree belay
BETA PHOTO: Tree belay
Rock Climbing Photo: Samiran leading Bombs Away at the start of his fir...
BETA PHOTO: Samiran leading Bombs Away at the start of his fir...
Rock Climbing Photo: Knife-boulder to identify the location of the rout...
BETA PHOTO: Knife-boulder to identify the location of the rout...

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