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YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 125'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Sean Cobourn, Allen Irwin, Eddie Medina and Tim Snyder (Jan. '09)
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Sean Cobourn on Jan 26, 2009

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fun dihedral


Climb the obvious, newly excavated dihedral to a roof. Follow the crack around the right side of roof and then up to a tree. Rap from tree OR,
climb up and slightly left to the Frankenberry anchors, OR,
climb up to the right until under the large roof above. Climb up a short but fun crack then traverse left under the roof. This variation, "Obamanation Continuation" was put up by Shannon Millsaps and Sean Cobourn on December 6, 2009. Lots of trundling of loose blocks involved. Downclimb to Frankenberry anchors which are at the pine below you.


At right side of Cereal Buttress, 30 right and uphill of Frankenberry. Until recent excavations, this wall was ensnarled with copious amounts of ancient poison ivy vines, dirt and loose boulders. A couple more ascents and rain storms and it should be pretty clean.


all trad to a 4 Camalot plus trees below and above the roof.

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By Edward Medina
From: Ridgway, CO
Feb 17, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

First pitch is a one move wonder. I really liked the second pitch.
By Ryan Williams
From: London (sort of)
Dec 12, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Cool move out of the roof, bomber hands. Still a few plants growing in the easy corner down low.
By Sam Stephens
Mar 2, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Did the first pitch of this today. A bat flew out of the crack below the tree and almost hit my girlfriend in the face. Fun moves out the roof for sure.

Thought the roof moves felt like 5.9, only because there were no discernible feet when I came out the roof except for one dime edge.
By John Saunders
From: Cornelius, NC
Nov 12, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Agree that roof moves felt more 5.9
By zFoy Foy
From: Asheville, NC
Feb 17, 2012

Worth doing essentially for the couple moves out of the roof. The jams here feel solid and fun. Feet quite slick.
By Russ Keane
Oct 31, 2016

As of October 2016, this route is totally overgrown. Looks like it's been a couple of years since anyone has climbed it. Too bad. It looks pretty fun, and it's always nice to have some non-face climbing 5.8's to try.

Any ideas on how to re-claim this climb? (I guess you just start leading, and pull out weeds as you go? Or somehow get to the anchor and set up a toprope?)
By Sean Cobourn
From: Gramling, SC
Aug 18, 2017

by all means feel free to reclaim this fun route from the vegetation.

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