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Superman 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Michael Stewart
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Submitted By: Christopher Peterson on Dec 4, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: Superman (5.7+) at Reed's Creek, West Virginia...

Description 

Superman is a classic route at Reed's Creek in West Virginia. Ascend the narrow face of a blocky arete to the wide face above, moving right until exposed. Finish on chains and enjoy the beautiful view>

Location 

At the left end of the reed's Creek crag, find the blocky arete just right of a steep, soil-filled gully (faces left).

Protection 

There are 4 bolts and welded cold shuts, no chains at the top. A fifth bolt had been added to start the route lower down (with FA permission) to combat erosion issues. However, this proved ineffective and may have made issues worse, somehow encouraging people to scramble up (off route) from the lower belay to the upper ledge and kick more dirt and rocks down. Start from the ledge shown in the picture, and be very, very careful near the edge.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Superman formation.
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Rock Climbing Photo: Chris near the top of Superman at Reed's Creek...
Chris near the top of Superman at Reed's Creek...

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By TyrelJ
From: Alexandria, VA
Apr 6, 2017

FA is Michael Stewart. There are 4 bolts and welded cold shuts, no chains at the top. A fifth bolt had been added (May 2016) to start the route lower down (with FA permission) to combat erosion issues. However, this proved ineffective and may have made issues worse, somehow encouraging people to scramble up (off route) from the lower belay to the upper ledge and kick more dirt and rocks down. The new bolt was removed early 2017. Start from the ledge shown in the picture, and be very, very careful near the edge.

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