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Hunger Strike 

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

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

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Climb up the middle of the buttress. What is part...


The exact route is unclear in the Carolina Climbers Coalition guidebook, but here is the route generally agreed upon:

Climb the center of the 30 ft. tall buttress that lies to the left of the base of the Big Arete area. Route appears to go over a little one-move roof and ends at the base of a pine tree in a crack (this tree makes it hard to top out on this climb).


Natural anchors. To set anchors, scramble up the chimney behind the buttress to set. On top, there is a tree and 2 large blocks about the size of a car motor. About 50 feet of webbing required. Try to avoid tying anchor to the poor little tree, use the blocks instead.

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By Matt Runyan
Jan 3, 2014

There are now bolted chain anchors at the top.
By Benandstuff
From: Winston-Salem, NC
Jul 6, 2015

This route is short and sweet. Fun features, good exposure, and a short approach to top-rope anchors (as long as you don't mind soloing easy chimneys).

Staying directly underneath the anchors makes the route more like a 5.8. Plus, you get to use the nifty protruding flake with a huge jug on it.

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