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Sparking Poodles 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ed Esmond
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Submitted By: BrianWinslow on Apr 8, 2008

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Sparking Poodles starts in the orange patch and cl...


An akward, unusual but fun route. The climb starts just to the right of a huge roof. Climb up an easy slab and pull an akward mantel into the curvy corner. Move akwardly to the left and out of the over hang to the top.


on the left side of the crag but to the right of the giant roof.


5 bolts and lower offs.

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By Derek Jf
From: Northeast
Nov 25, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Once youve pulled into the dihedral deck and made the clip, if youre tall and cramped, trust sneaking the left hand up and make room to step in with a left foot match on the lip
By Matt Levine
From: Concord, NH
May 27, 2014

This is a serious hidden gem in my opinion. I had a lot of fun on this.
By Max Shaffer
Jun 14, 2015

More awkward than fun, IMHO.
By Nick Grant
From: Natick, MA & Tamworth, NH
Nov 1, 2015

I'm with Max, on this one!
By S. Neoh
Nov 1, 2015

Nick, remember what we said about most of Ed's routes? I think we are missing some cerebral Beta here that makes the route 2-star. Personally I found Ian's Arete and Dog Star more fun, at about the same grade.

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