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Mettle Detector 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Doug Swords and Harrison Shull 2006?
Season: Early morning shade
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Submitted By: Abel Jones on Apr 7, 2014

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Monica on Mettle Detector South Side Looking Glass...


Beauty of a line. Hard interesting moves wake you up... then it gets a bit wild and possibly dynamic. Continue up through an endurance section with very nice large holds then rest up and calm the breathing before a desperate thin finish. One of my personal favorites in the NC slab game.


Obvious bolted mixed line to the right of Fat Dog and left of Danger Dog.


Very good w/ minimal runouts. Bolts and an assortment of finger sized cams on up to rings.

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By noah gostout
From: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Dec 14, 2014

This route is spectacular. It's a bit of a long run between the 2nd and 3rd bolts. You can get a mediocre red C3 in, but if you fell above it, it likely would not hold.

Can anyone comment on the history, it seems like it might have been formerly known as Danger Dog?
By Mike Reardon
Dec 15, 2014

Danger Dog is about 15 feet right of this route.

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