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On the Fence 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: 2012ish, Peter Whitmore
Season: Apr - Oct
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Submitted By: Jay Harrison on Oct 30, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Upper section of the pitch, difficult to see when ...


Thoroughly cleaned, this would be one of the best pitches of its grade in the Adks. Enjoyable, challenging, and well-protected. The original start foot-traversed along a ledge up higher, but there is a tree root that makes this difficult now. Instead, climb up and left along the tilted block (same as Never Alone ), onto a stance below a left-facing, right-rising corner. Climb corner to a vertical crack on the left wall, then take this to a horizontal crack stance. Shift left a meter or two, then climb either another vertical crack or the abundant knobs on the slab to its right, to another horizontal break. Here, the crack thins and the wall steepens. Airy, exposed, but easy climbing leads to a good ledge. The top-out is scruffy.


This route climbs the ramp/crack systems at the boundary between the Sky High Area and the Upper Walls area. Access it by taking the Upper Walls path off the East Path, then scrambling a short way up the steep, narrow ramp above the path just before breaking out to the view above the Provando Wall.
Begin same as Never Alone, on the right side of a tilted block forming the base of the wall, ~20m up the right-rising ramp right of Second Amendment.
The top of this route lies just left of the Jammer Wall ledge. One can traverse out the foot ledge of Goosesteps to join this route and finish on the lovely thin crack part, which is an easy way to set a TR for the 5.10s.


Standard Adk Rack. There is a tree anchor at the top, reinforced in spring 2016.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Val on the start of On The Fence, 5.4
BETA PHOTO: Val on the start of On The Fence, 5.4

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By Valerie Bachinsky
From: West Sand Lake, NY
May 21, 2017

Really great climb. Fun, committing moves with good exposure. I really want to give it 4 stars but hesitate to because the base is a bit slopey and cramped.

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