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Subatomic Fingerlock (closed) 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: unknown
Season: closed at present for arc
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Submitted By: Tony B on Nov 9, 2006

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Subatomic Fingerlock (closed)


This route closed to climbing and is included for historical purposes only.

A short crack with 30 feet of climbing- all of it perfect. Ascend the finger-crack up onto a ledge below a bulge and lower off from some fixed gear (stoppers and slings.)


Pass the overhangs for Government Cheese and Jack Mac, continuing back towards the road to a relatively straight part of the wall bearing a striking finger-crack. This is Subatomic Fingerlock.


Trad gear to 1". Descend from fixed stoppers and slings.

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By Chris Chaney
From: Stanton, Kentucky
Nov 9, 2006

This route is closed indefinitely.
By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Mar 3, 2010

IM not from around the Red and am curious why it is closed?
By Monomaniac
From: Morrison, CO
Mar 3, 2010

There are archeological sites at the base of the cliff.
By Kris Fiore
From: Burlington, Vermont
Jan 9, 2015

Anyone know what the process is for climbs like these being opened?

I didn't bring a guidebook one day and inadvertently climbed this route as it's actually a few feet to the right of a fenced off area so I figured it was good. I was surprised (and embarrassed) to read that it had been closed when I looked it up since it's not actually above anything archaeological. I genuinely thought it was clear.

The route isn't exactly worth fighting for but I'm wondering if there are other routes that might be that are just indefinitely closed for archaeological sites that nobody except climbers have thought about for a decade...

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