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Environmental Impact 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: C. Tabor & J Wilburn
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Submitted By: Mike on Sep 16, 2006

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Description 

A nice, easy handcrack in a left-facing dihedral with great jams and pro. Most people skip the second pitch and rap from bolts at top of first pitch ~50' up.

Protection 

This crack eats up hand-sized pieces and has a bolted anchor at the top of the first pitch.

Location 

Locate the left-facing dihedral just right of the Central Scrutinizer slab and about 20' left of the large, ominous looking offwidth flake.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Kyle on his first trad lead in the Red
Kyle on his first trad lead in the Red
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great route
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classic
Rock Climbing Photo: Hanging off a good jam to place gear.  Photo by Hu...
Hanging off a good jam to place gear. Photo by Hu...
Rock Climbing Photo: Just about past the business on Environmental Impa...
Just about past the business on Environmental Impa...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Start of Environmental Impact
The Start of Environmental Impact
Rock Climbing Photo: In the midle of the crux of Environmental Impact.
BETA PHOTO: In the midle of the crux of Environmental Impact.

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By Chris Chaney
From: Stanton, Kentucky
Sep 27, 2006

Tight hand crack, takes #.75 and #1 camalots well.
By Dave Goodell
Oct 26, 2011

The crack widens to take a C4 #3 right before the crack leans right and becomes much more positive. IIRC the rest of the crack is pretty solid C4 #1 below that, so make sure to bring enough gear in that size range.
By Andy Weinmann
From: Alexandria, VA
Apr 3, 2014
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

You can do the whole thing in one pitch if you're sure your second won't blow the easy traverse up into the upper v-slot/roof. Set a long runner on the first anchors and traverse right to underneath the slot roof. Sink a #3 cam in a horizontal (not in the roof!) and then maneuver yourself up into the slot. Some chimney moves get you fully up in there. There's a bomber nut placement up there on the right and then you can move up and get a marginal jam so you can clip the anchors. The top is a little tricky to find a good stance and it's not a good place to fall so don't screw up.

On the way down, swing over to the 12a and set the draws on that line…then go get your crimpy sport-climb on!
By James M Schroeder
Administrator
From: Sauk County, WI
6 days ago
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Tight hands down low. This might feel a little harder than 5.7 if you've got big paws.