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Spin Drift 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: David Fontaine on Aug 8, 2012

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Spin Drift


Spin Drift is the name Lloyd Ramsey gave this route. It has a challenging start which requires some careful balancing. Once past the overhang start, move right then up. The crux is towards the top where a brief overhang exists with some good jugs. There's an easier variation when you get to the crux by going right, although you will be swinging left a bit if you fall here.


This route is at The Beach. It's about 15 feet to the right of Hawaii Five-O. There are two bolts at the top for anchoring.


Top rope with two fixed bolts on a triangle-shaped rock.

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By Javier L
From: Asheville, NC
Aug 9, 2012

Nice to see Lloyd being remembered where he spent so much time.
By Neil Rankin
From: Winston-Salem, NC
Sep 30, 2016

This one is a little runout. There is a good pro at the bottom but it is technical and difficult to place, then up higher here is bad ledge fall potential. A nice route with mostly good rock but not for the intrepid 5.9 leader.
By Benandstuff
From: Winston-Salem, NC
Oct 4, 2016

Make sure to drape the toprope anchors over the climber's right side of the wall. You will need to extend them a good bit. The easier setup to climber's left will have you swinging onto a 5.10b variation, a completely separate climb in the guidebook.

Also this climb is just right of Hawaii 5-0, not Body Surfin' like the route ordering has.

I would say the crux is the start. The jugs up higher are huge and easier to quickly swing up.
By Jordan G
4 days ago

Burly layback/undercling boulder start followed by a couple of tech/balancey moves right to a stance and a good rest. Continue straight up through a couple of pseudo finger lock moves to good holds and up to the small roof, it's an absolute jug haul from there.

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