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NED (Nothing Except Dynamics) 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b PG13 [details]
FA: NED 5.12b/c FA: TR, Alan Carrier and Adam Grasowsky, 1978, 1st lead Charlie Fowler, 1st free-solo Bob Horan 1985
Fixed Hardware: 1 Lead Pin, 2 Belay Bolts [details]
Season: Spring/Fall
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Submitted By: bhoran on Jan 2, 2009

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Bob Horan on first free solo ascent of NED, 1985. ...

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  • Description 

    Located on the south-facing, west-side of the infamous Whales Tail Cave, this severely overhanging, gymnastc overhang involves a dynamic move to gain the central hold, which is then utilized by using a toe hook, then a swing out to the lip, which is then heel hooked and surmounted via a rolling forward thrust move from out under the lip. This popular route is mostly top roped, rarely lead, and has been free-soloed only once. It has a variety of variations to gain the summit including a strenuous, direct, static version.


    Located on the south facing, west-side of the infamous Whales Tail Cave.


    Small stopper, RPs, and a fixed pin. Two bolt Belay, mostly used for top-roping.

    Photos of NED (Nothing Except Dynamics) Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: German invasion in the mid '80s.
    German invasion in the mid '80s.
    Rock Climbing Photo: BH barefootin on a lead of  NED, circa 1981.
    BH barefootin on a lead of NED, circa 1981.

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