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Pole Dancing 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Bill Webster on Oct 1, 2013

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Leading Pole Dancing


Start up the clean, prominent dihedral for a few feet. Then follow bolts up and right to the arete. Climb the arete until its possible to step left and climb up the face just over a roof. Finish at bolted rings. (These are out of sight around to the right)


Start at the bottom of the prominent dihedral just right of SHRIMPS. Same start as SINGLE HANDED SAILOR.


7 bolts and bolted anchors with rings.

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By Benandstuff
From: Winston-Salem, NC
Sep 15, 2015

Finally did this climb yesterday. It is really relaxed and fun for the grade. Surprising amount of bolts for NC standards, with some good exposure near the top as you head around and over the roof.

The anchor is in an unintuitive spot. Would really like to see it relocated to the left, at the end of the corner. This line feels more natural on lead, but would make top-roping even more difficult than it already is from the current anchors.
By physnchips
Feb 1, 2016

Hard to find the anchor. After a good 10 minutes of looking I just anchored to the 5.11 nearby, but then you are finishing in 5.11 territory instead of 5.7 and may not be doable for you or your party.
By Mitch Redford
Dec 15, 2016

Fun route with good exposure. Be careful of a few lose flakes around the 2nd and 3rd bolts. Had trouble finding the anchors when I reached the top, ended up rapping of the pine tree at the top. Walked up to the top and found the anchors on climbers right of the big block, interesting placement. I enjoyed the amount of bolts.

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