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Lunge or Plunge 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Pat Maloney, Jim Mutscheller 1980 FFA: Ed Van Steenwuyk, Dana Hauser 1982
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Jan 1, 2003

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About to lunge. Photo by Louis Arevalo

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Just right of Crescent Crack, is a thin crack/seam that doesn't protect well. It requires thin fingers and teeny tiny toe jams, until well... you Lunge or Plunge. Watch the flake near the top as it seems like it is going to come down soon.


Micro nuts for the climb, and a good selection for the anchors.

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By Anonymous Coward
May 24, 2005

Make sure those nuts are good! seen a few folks deck on this after lungeing, then plungeing, and then ripping all their nuts. had a partner land on me from the "lunge" (more like I body checked him into the wall, now that's a spotter!) A stout lead, but great when you sent it!
By M Hansen
Jun 29, 2005
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Fun route! Takes HB offsets well with a screamer on the top pieces. Probably only worth 1 star, but this was the first 5.10 I led in '86 so I have fond memories.
By d-know
From: electric lady land
Jan 25, 2006

did this in the spring while it was still seeping. there was the head of a micro-nut w/out the wire stuck in the crack. fun foot work

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