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Ground Zero 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13 [details]
FA: Todd Swain and Mike Cody Aug 18, 1980
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Submitted By: Robert Hall on Nov 29, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Ground Zero - Looking up a the first bolt

Description 

Some nice moves.

START- A few feet left of "Cody's Lament" and about 10-15 ft right of "Hattie's Garden", almost directly above the 3ft x 3ft flat boulder on the ground, and 20-25ft below a 6" overlap with a bolt below it.

P1 - Climb the thin face below the overlap, clip the bolt and continue up passing a 2nd bolt beneath a smaller overlap and a 3rd bolt (where "Cody's Lament" joins) by a slab. Continue to the trees and rap with two ropes. 180-200 ft 5.8+ PG-13/R

Protection 

At the suggestion of "Madeline" rack is 3 draws and....RHall's comment that: I believe that one can get a wire "Stopper" in (or possibly a small cam) near the lower crux by the photo of the climber ("RW...") but above that, yes it's run out except for the bolts. Hence the name.


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Rock Climbing Photo: RW on "Ground Zero"
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By Madeline
From: Cambridge, MA
Aug 22, 2016
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R

There are three bolts on this route and no opportunities to place gear. An appropriate rack would be 3 draws and a cordelette.
By Robert Hall
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From: North Conway, NH
Aug 23, 2016

I believe that one can get a wire "Stopper" in (or possibly a small cam) near the lower crux by the photo of the climber ("RW...") but above that, yes it's run out except for the bolts. Hence the name.

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