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Sleepy Hollow 
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Thunder Road S 
Under The Boardwalk 
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Face Route 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c X

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c X [details]
FA: unknown, probably '70s or early '80s
Season: Summer: shaded and North-facing.
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Submitted By: Tony B on Nov 20, 2007

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Truly good climbing, and truly runout. The moves are technical and aesthetic, rather than burley and insecure. A good problem to hang after getting up on Huston Crack or the 'Aid Crack" (which goes free at 10d).


This route climbs the technical face just right of the more obvious 'Aid Crack' on the lower part of the North Face of Cob Rock.


Not much, if any. A TR can be set from the ledge above with some gear and cord.

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By Shane Zentner
From: Colorado
May 18, 2008

The entire climb felt 5.11 as there are several cruxs throughout, especially at the start. The seam at the top might take 'small' RPs if I remember correctly (I seriously doubt it). This would be a bold lead as it probably would have to be climbed without gear, perhaps an awkward small cam placement periodically (again, I doubt it). Face Route makes for a fun late day adventure as it will leave you feeling complete and energized as it did me. Most of the moves involve balancy, intricate, and technical foot work on small insecure edges.
From: Boulder, Colorado
Sep 17, 2010
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R

Bring small TCUs (couple C3 00s are useful) and some wires. Bold lead certainly, but the climbing eases up after the first 15 feet.

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