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In the Pines 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b PG13

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: roddack on Apr 22, 2008

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  • Description 

    Climb the easy off width to ledge (often wet), step left for a single pitch of more off width or belay. Step further left to a giant flake. Climb the right side to a left facing dihedral with ok gear (5.7),or at base of dihedral break left for a bolt (5.7)and the top.


    Far left side of Harvest moon wall.



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    By DWABS
    Dec 30, 2010
    rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13

    I believe the first part of this climb is called "Wet Corner". You can lead this first short pitch to a tree belay or two bolts on the big ledge and then continue up in the two ways described, or you can climb it as one pitch, or just end it there.

    I found the right variation, going up the crack with the tree growing out of it to a low angled corner much better protected than the left. Though the only real climbing on the right variation is found within the first 15 or so feet, then it's a mellow scramble with one last easy move to the bolts. The left variation has two bolts for intermediate pro up to and on a bulge.

    Left variation is run out to two bolts, right variation ends at two bolts w/rap rings.
    By Mark Daubenschmidt
    From: South Burlington
    Aug 21, 2011
    rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

    Left variation is fairly run out, unless you have a #4 or 5 C4 :). Tried a direct finish but couldn't find any pro, traversed back to the left for the bolts and finish. Has anyone done this direct??
    By mikeinvt
    May 24, 2012

    There are two "left variations". They both start on the large flake and I wouldn't call either run out. Climb either the right or left side of the flake (#3 camalot) then either break left for the two bolts and end at a two bolt anchor, or (better) climb straight up the slab and angle left into the dihedral. Gear is kind of fiddly but is all there. You can also climb a slab pitch to the left of the wet corner that ends on the ledge at the flake, this makes a better first pitch IMO.
    By Sam Fox
    From: Burlington, VT
    Dec 14, 2015

    I've done the direct "second pitch" quite a few times. This climb links easily with a single rope and makes for a fun and easy warmup. A red tricam carefully arranged in a hole and a pink tricam in a pinscar behind a flake protect the line alright..

    Lieback up the big right facing flake to the right of the anchor. Move straight up above it until the climbing starts to become harder. Step down a hair and out left beneath the right facing corner. The corner laybacking/jamming/mantling (5.6) is the crux.

    Maybe R, pretty easy though, and fun.

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