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Heroes 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13 [details]
FA: Sept 11. 2011
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Submitted By: Gunkiemike on Sep 15, 2014

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The Direct Finish variation to Heroes (unconfirmed...

Description 

A great route if you can find the first pitch. The upper pitches are beautiful, up a long corner past two significant overhangs.

Location 

See photo or GPS data to locate the non-obvious start. Or navigate to Tier Pressure's obvious corner and walk 100 ft left; look up - you should be just able to see all the way up the cliff and pick out the overhangs.

Protection 

Normal rack, with a few extra small/very small cams. With diligence, this route can be sewn up (at least by Sugarloaf standards).


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Rock Climbing Photo: The stunning corner of the 3rd pitch.
The stunning corner of the 3rd pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the 3rd pitch.  The first roof is the r...
Looking up the 3rd pitch. The first roof is the r...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the route from the base.  The upper tri...
BETA PHOTO: Looking up the route from the base. The upper tri...

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By sara pax
From: western mass
Aug 18, 2015

Great route! I recommend combining pitch 3 with the direct finish for a near rope length of excellent climbing.

In the vein of great sketchy roof traverses, this one is up there with the likes of Birdcage, the Book, and Atlantis. Run it out past the bolt deep into the corner under the huge roof. Plug a yellow alien while you compose yourself, then step out right and plug a blue alien as far out as you can (a double length and unclipping the yellow will cut down on drag). Then stand there for like 20 minutes contemplating the unlikelyness of what you're about to do. When you decide to commit and reach the lip out right you'll be so psyched and realize it wasn't all that bad (10a), but you'll still have no idea what your feet were sticking too. Good luck finding the anchor (it's pretty much straight up in the trees).

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