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Indian Head T 

Death Don't Have No Mercy 

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

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
Season: Spring or Fall
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Submitted By: Andy Munas on Jun 13, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: The base of Indian Head and Death Don't Have N...


The first pitch starts at the slab under the multiple roofs 30 meters above. Climb the grassy slab in the wider crack to the right at the corner. I built a belay under the first roof which made communication with the belayer much easier during the crux:

Climb through a series of four roofs, straight through the first roof, trending right through a moss filled crack at the second roof, straight through the third, and right at the last roof through the undercling and glorious top out.

Really grassy at the top, there may be slings and rap rings to climbers left. Or just top out and find your way to Corkscrew rappel (double ropes).


About 75 feet right of the Tree Toad Fracture dihedral.


standard rack

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By Conor Mark
From: Old Fort, NC
Aug 20, 2016

Glad someone added this to the database, one of the very best routes on either side of the gap. Well worth the hike- you'd be waiting in line for this elsewhere. In 2010, there were still two pins in the crack before the mossy traverse. Also, I have no idea what the Falcon guide is taking about by alternatively bouldering across this section.

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