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Flawless Victory 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Dec 29, 2013

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Description 

Stick clip a bolt or two.
Climb up in to the small left facing corner. Layback, kneebar and crimp your way up to gain the obvious ledge with your hands. Make a clip from a good hold and hand traverse right. Mantel to a comfortable stance. Make your clips and ponder the crux section.
I found the path of least resistance to be moving right to surmount a slab via some tiny edges. The crux is reaching the anchors. balance and say a few prayers while you attempt to levitate up and left to clip the chains.

The placement of the last bolt and the anchor seem weird. I feel like the route would be much more popular if the anchor was a few feet down and to the right. Luckly I don't mind a challenge. I'm up for a brutal slabby crux any day of the week :)

Location 

The right hand route that climbs out of the cave on the far right end of Main Cliff. This is the first area you get to when you hike up from the small parking lot.

Protection 

6 bolts to 2 bolt anchor.


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By Eli
From: Lives in a truck
Mar 4, 2015

Is there a distinct crux on this route? I got on it today and the bottom felt pretty hard, but with good beta I was able to do all the moves and get established on the layback/flake.
By lee hansche
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From: goffstown, nh
Mar 5, 2015

I found things to go pretty well until the very top.

If the anchors were a little lower it would be 12a(ish) IMO...

however, as it stands there is either a ridiculously big move or a hard delicate mantle/slab to get to the anchor. I went with the slab option since that's my groove... GOOD LUCK!

(and watch out for falling ice down there this time of year!)
By Eric Leclerc
From: Montreal
Jul 30, 2017
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

After reading Lee's description, I was terrified to climb this one just because I hate slabs. Even more when you have to mantle it. Then it gets worse. You have to clip super far in a precarious stance with a possible bad pendulum fall. I still had to climb it and this weekend it was dry.
I went up to the scary crux and confirmed that I would never do that finish.
Fifteen minutes later I had a super solid beta that felt like 12c and allowed me to clip with a stance straight in front of the anchor. You do however need a double draw at the anchor. Anybody who is interested in my beta can contact me and I'd be glad to share.
By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Jul 31, 2017

Glad you got it Eric!!!

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