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Philadelphia Flyer 

YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Bob D'Antonio, Greg Hand and Ron Olsen
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Oct 18, 2005

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Peter high-stepping at the second bolt.

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Description 

Skirt the main rock on the right. Hike up a steep trail and reach the top of the main rock. Traverse a ledge to northeast (left) and reach the upper tier (The Overlook).

The route starts just left of Jersey Devil. Crank up on a good hold to clip the first bolt. Better yet, stick clip it. Fire off a series technical moves to a small corner and the second bolt. Make a hard move past the second bolt and reach a good flake. Place several good pieces and then reach a small stance below an overhanging handcrack. Fire up the crack (strenuous) to a weird move and then climb 20 feet to the anchor. Great route in a wonderful and quiet setting. Gets afternoon sun.

Protection 

Two bolts and cams up to a gold Camalot will get you to the anchor.


Photos of Philadelphia Flyer Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Susan at the difficult move by the first bolt.  Ph...
Susan at the difficult move by the first bolt. Ph...
Rock Climbing Photo: Greg cranking the roof.
Greg cranking the roof.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bob hanging out at the roof.
Bob hanging out at the roof.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bob moving left to the overhanging hand crack.
Bob moving left to the overhanging hand crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bob working right at the second bolt.
Bob working right at the second bolt.
Rock Climbing Photo: Philadelphia Flyer.  Make a difficult move onto a ...
BETA PHOTO: Philadelphia Flyer. Make a difficult move onto a ...

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jun 5, 2006
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

I thought that the moves to the shelf after the first bolt were the crux. I wish I'd had a dust-mask, goggles and alcohol up there- so I could brush the guano off of the crux holds without contracting some odd infection or disease. Save for that it's a good climb. I didn't find the feet out and right at the second roof and was goofing off- and found that a good jam and a double toe-hook up and over the roof was bomber. The climb goes up-side-down there with good heels and toes. Fun way to try it anyway and skips the tenuous moves.