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Plate Tectonics 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.12c/d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Ward Smith, 5/18/14
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: ward smith on May 18, 2014

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Sticking the crux

Description 

This is the steep clean face right of Hocus Focus that I have been walking past for 25 years. Stick clip, then climb fun crimpy moves up the increasingly difficult wall to a definite crux. Probably much harder for the short climber.


Protection 

5 bolts to lower off.


Photos of Plate Tectonics Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sticking the crux on the FA.
Sticking the crux on the FA.
Rock Climbing Photo: sean moving into the crux, may '15
sean moving into the crux, may '15
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave setting up in the crux
Dave setting up in the crux
Rock Climbing Photo: Stick the first bolt to start.
Stick the first bolt to start.

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By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
May 19, 2014

fingery fun up a steep face to a cool set up and pop. Recommended
By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
May 19, 2014

i've looked at it a good bit too... always thought it looked fragile... glad it came out nice :)
By Dirty Harry
From: Burlington, VT
Aug 21, 2014

This Route is the Radical.
The description is true, shorties are going to be puzzled at the crux.
Setting up for the crux is tough.
By David Quinn
Jun 11, 2015
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

Super PSYCHED that I sent this route today! Super cool climb! It required a mix of techniques from power to core strengrh to balance! The crux features possibly the worst hand hold your apt to find on a 5.12! I would give it 12d if you are under 5'9". Seemed simiar in grade to my route 46 and 2 at the north west passage! Great climb!
By lee hansche
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From: goffstown, nh
Jun 28, 2017

I had put this in the wrong spot. Should be good now.

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