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Red Stinger 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Randy Garcia
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Submitted By: NEKlimb on Nov 8, 2015

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Description 

Begins with a couple horizontal cracks up a rounded face and then turns into a beautiful slab climb up a water dike protected by bolts. After climbing up to the small birch tree on the right and then move right to the two-bolt anchors shared with Whine and Cheese.

Can rappel from this anchor with a 60m rope just reaching the ground. Tie end knots.

Location 

About 10 feet left of the dominant arch of The Whine and Cheese area. Starts just as the trail starts to head back down hill.

Protection 

Traditional protection off the ground, but the slab is then protected by about 6 bolts to the anchors.


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By John Gassel
From: Boston, MA
Oct 19, 2016
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Pretty fun climb. I don't think it deserves the R rating as indicated in the guidebook. I'd say it's PG or maybe PG-13. Didn't feel dangerous, just possible to catch some air. Crux moves are well above bolts.

Personally, I'd be careful rapping off with a single 60m as the description suggests. We rapped it with 2 ropes and it didn't appear a 60m would get there, even with stretch. Knot the ends to say the least!
By NEKlimb
Oct 28, 2016

Agree on rating John. Bolts have been added since the guidebook came out making the rating no longer R like the book says.

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