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Cream of the Country 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Jon Nelson on May 12, 2013

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This is a right facing corner with a finger crack. Go up the slab and into the crack in the corner. The crux is near the end.


This and Sweet Virginia lie above the other Country routes. The most direct way to its base is by doing P1 of Zoom, Leave my Face Alone, and then P1 of 116 Orc Tower Rd (see Orc Tower routes).

You can also walk or climb to the top of GM/Heart of the Country. To the climber's right of the final set of anchors there is a red fixed rope. Follow this rope and some others up and to the climber's left. The trail branches at one point and leads to a large ledge under an overhang. Stick with the main trail and it will take you above the ledge and further left. You will pass a number of cracks that are recent first ascents, but keep going.

You will find two bolts with chains at the base of the climb. (One hanger might be missing.)


Small cams.

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By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
May 12, 2013

When it was first reported, the first bolt to protect the slab move off the ledge had a missing hanger. Am not sure if this still holds.

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