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Half and Half 

YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Adam Marcus on Apr 6, 2014  with updates from Nick Leiby

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BETA PHOTO: This is a few feet to the right of the first bolt ...


The bottom is easy slabby, but some people may get a little freaked by the distance between bolts. The top is easy, whith the crux move getting over a small roof near the top. There are left and right variations at the crux that finish at different spots (and probably require a bit of trad gear for the rest of the route). You can easily split the route into two pitches with a decent ledge and tree about 50 feet from the bottom. Makes for a good intro to real multi-pitch climbing. Good stances for clipping all the bolts.


The route tops out on the ridge trail, from which you can hike back down or rappel. A 60-meter rope is too short to rappel from the bolts but a 70-meter rope will work (it'll be close, though, so be sure to knot the ends). You could also do a 2-pitch rappel using the ledge and tree that's about 50 feet above the base.


UPDATE: AS of 4/23/2017, according to Nick Lieby, this route now has a 2-bolt anchor and rap rings.

You can climb it using just the 7 khaki-colored bolts, or you can protect the crux move with a ".5-"2 cam (I used a yellow #2 BD Camalot C4). The rest of the route is either well-bolted or easy slabs with nowhere to put trad pro even if you had it. Clip the first bolt from the ground before you start climbing.

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By Jonathan Trowbridge
From: Richmond, Virginia
Sep 30, 2014
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

This route is perfect for someone's first mixed route! I noticed the first bolt of the anchor is a little rusted (9/28/14). If you're going to do it in one pitch you MUST have a 70m rope. Tie a naught on the be-layer's end, as the rope ran out as soon as I touched the ground.

To get to the route head past Ass Cannibal away from Pulp Friction and just keep left and work your way up not down. You'll know you found it when you come across a route that has a really low first bolt, starts on a ledge, and there's a slightly larger ledge further up with some trees before it.
By AlexJordan
From: Cambridge, MA
May 8, 2017

Great route with holds whenever you need them. You can set up a TR anchor at the top easily from the (new) bolts.

There's about 10-15ft at the top between the anchors for The Bulge (on the left) and Half and Half (on the right).
By guertins
May 18, 2017

Left bolt is loose, needs to be cranked down. Good, fun, straightforward route. I used a #1 cam under the obvious roof.

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