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The Fountainhead 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Adam Crofoot and Allison Rooney (July 21, 2014)
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Submitted By: Jerome St-Michel on Sep 24, 2016

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The appealing line at the cliff. A 20 foots roof crack. I read that this might be the longest free horizontal roof crack route in the Adirondack Park.

Pitch 1: Start on bolts making your way up the bulge to the slab to a big boulder. This boulder is solid and provide good gear before heading to the roof. Head for the roof traversing and underclinging left with increasing difficulty. The crux is at the lip like many other roof crack. Reach an anchor right after the lip. 60'


This climb is located at The Crown area in a section called The Amphitheater. To reach The Amphitheater follow the cliff line to the left for about 2-3 mins until you reach the prominent amphitheater where you'll see the roof.

The climb start to the left of the bolts line.


to Camalot #2. Add a directional to avoid rope drag

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By Jim Lawyer
Oct 8, 2017
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

This thing is easily 12a/b. The moves at the lip are HARD.
By Jerome St-Michel
From: Montreal, QUÉBEC
Oct 9, 2017

Hey Jim, I tough 11d was pretty soft... if you compare this to the stuff a the Spider's Web. You think it is harder the Its Only Entertainment?
By Jim Lawyer
Oct 10, 2017
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Interesting comparison.

Entertainment is longer and perhaps more sustained. I find the finish of Fountainhead harder than anything on Entertainment. There is a pucker factor on Entertainment, and Fountainhead has good gear the whole way.

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