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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Cal Swoager, Phil Wilt 1983
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Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Dec 2, 2007

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Description 

Climb the left leaning broken crack system past some bulges and horizontals to the top. The top sections can be a bit dirty. Some of the moves can be a bit pumpy if you don't see the sequence.

Location 

From the main Bridge Area, walk downstream past the Gemini Area and The Roc. This route is located just to the right of a large right facing corner.

Protection 

Excellent pro, standard New River Gorge rack.


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By K Baumgartner
May 30, 2016

New shuts (thank you) as of May 2016.
By Pnelson
Administrator
Jul 10, 2017

This is up there with Burning Calves and Black & Tan in the pantheon of amazing NRG 5.10- finger cracks. Well worth the walk!

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