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Nothing to prove 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Trad, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Aaron Hobson on Jan 3, 2009

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A flattering shot of the start of the route

Description 

Mostly face climbing up this left-slanting crack/ramp. The start is made more difficult and tenuous by the lichen and a few rotten holds. These can be avoided by stuffing yourself into the crack, but where's the grace in that?

Location 

Located on the far west end of the Shady Side, where two large left-leaning crack systems are. This is the left-hand one. The right-hand one is Proving Ground.

Protection 

A small rack of various sizes. Large cams are useful for making quick and easy placements in the large crack, but smaller placements can be found as well. Half-way up a hanger-less 1/4" bolt can be found. A 3/8" bolt and a piton with a rappel ring can be found at the top.


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By Aaron Hobson
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From: Clinton, TN
Feb 26, 2009

I pulled out two hanger-less 1/4" bolts last weekend. One on each side of the summit ridge. It didn't make sense to me to put new bolts on both sides, so instead I put one new bolt at a higher placement which can be used for either side. This along with the piton should provide an adequate top-rope anchor. For descending, you may still be required to leave a sling/biner but the walk-off descent is pretty straightforward.
By Forrest Wilcox
From: Las Cruces, NM
Mar 26, 2012

my first trad solo lead, placing stoppers was not working at all but there were good cam placements

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