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Sludge Factory 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Divesh Bhatt, Jeremy Steck
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Submitted By: Divesh Bhatt on Jul 12, 2010

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Laura seconding Sludge Factory.


From the small ledge, juggle your way up the arete to a stance under a small roof (crux). Follow the bolts to a big ledge under the prominent roof. Pull the roof, and anchors are just above that.


On the left wall (capped by a roof) of RE crag. Start beneath a small ledge just (very slightly) to the left of the arete.


5 bolts + anchors

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By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 12, 2010
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

This is likely the hardest of the routes at the Ohiopyle crags to date. Much more technical and sequence intense than the others. I'd add a letter to the grade if you don't milk the rest before the upper roof.
By Matt Carroll
Apr 11, 2017

I got smacked down on this route! I think this is by far the hardest 12 between the three GAP trail crags, and the grade is probably accurate at 12b. Stick clip is probably a nice thing to have as the first couple moves had some teeth.

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