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Hashtag, Swag, Yolo 

YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: FA TR, Justin Richardson, Sept. 2013
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Submitted By: Norm Rasmussen on Aug 10, 2014

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Super classic route - fun moves, great pump, good (sometimes marginal) holds, and worth all the effort!

Climb up the center of the obvious black streak on the left side of the Basilisk wall on razor holds. Some holds include a half moon and a chicken head. Avoid the moss at the top to the left and top out.


At the obvious black streak on the left side of the Basilisk Wall.


None. Long static for TR anchor off trees.

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By Jon H
From: MD/DC
Oct 21, 2014

For what it's worth, I'm relatively certain my buddies and I were climbing this line years ago, long before the closure. Maybe 2002 or so? FA is probably long before that - we definitely weren't the first.
By Norm Rasmussen
From: North Jersey
Oct 21, 2014

Oh yeah, 100%. People have been climbing here long before any of us. Just no one kept records. If a new guidebook ever comes out there will be a section dedicated to all these previous unknown climbers, acknowledging we weren't the first. We weren't the first. We just want to start recording it for future climbers.
By Logan Schiff
From: Brooklyn, NY
Aug 1, 2016

Good to start documenting it but seems silly to list a FA name that is clearly incorrect. I would rather see Unknown for the first ascensionist.
By Norm Rasmussen
From: North Jersey
Sep 11, 2016

Logan - the more accurate documentation is in the Rakkup guidebook. MP is somewhat reliable for the Powerlinez, but doesn't stay as updated. Also, all the bouldering is on the Rakkup guide.

I hear what you're saying about FAs and we took that into serious consideration. In Rakkup, all FAs are considered ACB (As Climbed By). Not every route has written ACB explicitly, but anyone who has done an "FA" knows that it is hard to consider it a true never-been-climbed-by-a-human-before ascent. This place is close to major population areas and people have been messing around - legally and illegally - for years. ACB is simply to indicate this is our most recent documented and accurate (peer supported) knowledge of someone's climb, their grade, protection and more. It is only to benefit the larger community.

This is not to disrespect anyone who has climbed here before. It is just our way to support local climbers who are out doing the work of developing the area.
By Bowzer
From: Albany, NY
Sep 19, 2016

right but you didn't write ACB. you wrote FA TR for someone you know didn't actually do the FA. kinda odd.
By Norm Rasmussen
From: North Jersey
Oct 3, 2016

Yes. What I wrote and what we intended is that all powerlinez climbs should be considered ACB. We are highly doubting that anything climbed there is a "true" first ascent. We considered writing ACB on all climbs, but instead chose a disclaimer as an umbrella for all climbs.

I will be sure to add any details to the main description in rakkup so that there is no confusion.

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