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The Fat Lady 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Lee Carter, Tom Howard, Thomas Kelly
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Submitted By: gneiss pirate on Dec 7, 2007

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Mary following up the P2 5.11a crux on the Fat Lad...

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Wonderful trad climbing with a blocky corner, a fantastic splitter and an ending that ain't over till that large woman sings.

P1 Climb the blocky corner to a large ledge and move left to belay.

P2 Move up the fantastic splitter, exiting right through a steep notch. Double bolt anchor.


Located about midways down lower Hawksbill at a left facing corner.


Tcu's, stoppers, camalots to gold.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The 5.8 P1 of the Fat Lady with Mary on lead.
The 5.8 P1 of the Fat Lady with Mary on lead.

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By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
Jul 13, 2010

If you belay at P1, a #3 and #4 camalot would be great for the belay, otherwise you will burn a bunch of TCU's.
By chummer
Jul 18, 2012

It's possible to lead this in a single pitch as well. At least that way you won't have to make a belay and burn a bunch of gear. On the down side you're belayer might not be able to see you. I don't remember it being to hard to get good gear off the ledge.

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