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YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 5 pitches, 450'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Joe Denicola, Greg Barnes, Brian Bennett, Paul Rasmussen, 7/24/14.
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Greg Barnes on Jul 26, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Joe Denicola on the first pitch (5.10a) of Forsake...

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  • Description 

    Cool new steep face route between Breathing Hard and White Line Fever. First pitch is a great stand-alone pitch at 5.10a. Second pitch is an easy ramp with one hard bulge. Third pitch is a sport pitch which climbs the steep, intricate face past 10 bolts (zero gear opportunities). The last 2 easy pitches are not new, they join Breathing Hard (& White Line Fever for the last 1.5 pitches).

    Location 

    Start Breathing Hard, and move right at the big horizontal crack about 40' up (Breathing Hard takes the left crack then moves left on big knobs). Move up to a bolt, then back left to the offwidth groove (3.5" cam). Up the groove past a bolt to the top, then follow closely-spaced bolts right and up on steep thin edges & knobs to a bolted belay on the big ledge (100'). Second pitch (50') climbs the easy ramp which has one dirty, funky bulge (5.9, fixed piton) to a bolted anchor. Third pitch angles left following the bolts to a bolted anchor (100'). Rap from here with a single 60m rope (knot rope ends!!) or do 2 easy pitches to the top, starting past the only pro bolt on Breathing Hard (which is about 15' above the anchor - note that the Reid/Falkenstein topo incorrectly shows it much higher and further left). No fixed anchors above the 3rd pitch anchor.

    Protection 

    Pro to 3.5", 10 draws.


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    By Jeff Scheuerell
    Jul 26, 2014

    Nice Greg, looks good!
    By squiddo Siddens
    From: Mountain View, CA
    Jul 27, 2014

    Sweeeet
    By Greg Barnes
    Aug 27, 2014

    Oh yeah, in case any hard-core folks are wondering, we replaced all bolts on White Line Fever…not that there are many. I also re-seated all pitons - there are more than shown in the topo - but some are kind of sketchy even re-seated. And a last tip for White Line Fever - there's a 2-piton "anchor" partway up the last steep pitch (5.9), this is just pro before the runout, the bolted belay is hidden under the big roof up top.

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