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Dragon's Belly 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: Norm Rasmussen on Aug 11, 2014

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Have often enjoyed as a highball warmup


Starts up in a small alcove to an obvious left leaning crack to the top. It is the first major crack right of TT Arete. If you can bear the sharp rock there are some solid opportunities for jams.


Far right of Basilisk wall at the left most crack just right of TT Arete.


Standard rack, eats nuts. Great opportunity for a cordelette off the solid tree growing out of the crack directly above the route. Easy TR set up. Great for gumbos and kids.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Right of TT Arete on the Basilisk Wall.
Right of TT Arete on the Basilisk Wall.

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By YesOnPie
Nov 15, 2015

Nice climb. There is also one climb to the left and right, so you can get your full value out of setting up the TR.
By Systematic
Dec 2, 2016
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

If the rock doesn't blow it's 5.6G.
By Jack Servedio
From: Raleigh,NC
Dec 29, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

I don't know if I just missed something, but I didn't get good gear until where the climbers helmet is in the beta photo, and it was as much bomber gear as you could place after that.

Below that, I only found a placement for one small nut, and I definitely didn't want to be falling on it. You would almost certainly hit the ground if you blew it before getting a second piece in. But, it's easy and incredibly short so you won't fall.
By Seth Dooley
Jul 17, 2017

Fun but pretty short 5.7. Feels a bit soft for the grade but now sure I would give it 5.6. Plenty of protections but will probably only use maybe 3 or 4 pieces.

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