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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...

Description 

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).

Protection 

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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