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Congo Corner 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Peter Biven - 1954
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Submitted By: Andy Weinmann on Oct 19, 2011

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P1: climb a rather technical, thin crack to a good stance (rest) below the overhangs. From this stance The Link goes right. Instead, move up and left to a good horizontal and then follow the line of weakness back to the right. A few interesting moves gets you up to a small ledge. From here make some delicate moves (layback?) up to a large horn and the thin finish.

I seem to remember mantling up to the small ledge and finding this be rather 'balancy' and delicate. Fun route...def worth your time.


Start about 10-15 ft left of Mississippi Buttress Direct and about 20-25 ft right of the obvious Mississippi Chimney


standard trad rack, long runners helpful for the zig-zag section in the middle if not using double-ropes.

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By marsh
Mar 3, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Tough pulls through the first moves, the holds are there! Epic exposure for gritstone, a must do!

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