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Howdy Dude 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: EricD on Feb 15, 2008

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Fantastic for eager beginners and seasoned veteran...


The crux of this one comes about 15 feet up. The holds are large, but some interesting foot work is necessary.


The route is the second from the right when looking at the wall. There is an unnamed crack (5.5) just to the right.



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By Allen Freeman
Jun 2, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

An absolute must-do for the grade. Expect to get to the crag early or have to wait to get on this route.
By Kristi D
Jun 3, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The guidebook on the Carolina Climbers Coalition website rates this one as a 5.6 -- I would have to disagree, this one's more of a 5.7.
By George Heib
Sep 30, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Was my first trad lead. easily protected with nothing larger than a .75.
By Cnsprayb
Jun 18, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This is a great route for those trying to move from gym climbing.
By Will Bradford
From: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Mar 2, 2015

Fun for the grade at Pilot. Definitely a must do if you're taking an inexperienced group out.

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