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Cemetary Vault 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Bert Arsego, John Reppy 1955
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Submitted By: John Peterson on Feb 22, 2006

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Ritwik in the meat of the corner


A huge, slightly overhung corner at the north end of Ragged. Walk past the low-angle slabs in the Cave Slab area and then look straight up to see the route.

Climb a double crack about 20' to a ledge and into the base of the huge overhanging left-facing corner. Follow the crack up the corner to the top. Well protected and exposed.


Standard Ragged rack.

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By Jim O'Brien
From: Branford, CT
Oct 27, 2008
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Seems like a neglected climb, the start is a bit crappy, but working up the dihedral is grand- great stemming, didn't know I could do a split! Overall a good climb, anchor situation sucks at the top, typical.
By Jason Antin
From: Golden, CO
Aug 11, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This climb is terrific for the grade. From the ground, it looks way more difficult than it is - Definitely worth doing!

BETA>>> It was very nice to have a #3 Camelot on the final section.
By Devin Krevetski
From: Northfield, VT
Sep 16, 2010

The part that looks hard is easy, and vice versa
By Kurtz
Sep 10, 2012

All the above comments are spot on! However, the attached picture doesn't look like C.V. to me.
From: Southington, Connecticut
Aug 18, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

If this route were named Squirrel or something, it might see the traffic it deserves. Final corner is a hoot and nowhere near as hard as it looks. Great option when the right end moderates are occupied.
By Peter Brandon
From: North Conway, New Hampshire
Jun 20, 2017
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This climb is wicked fun and one of my favorites at Ragged. As others have said, the "overhanging" section you think you see from the ground is easier than it looks, and protects very well.

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