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The Phalanx 

YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: EFR, Jim Scott
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Submitted By: Clay Mansfield on Feb 10, 2013

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A diminutive-looking line that can (and will, in my case) slap you in the face. The second you pull on you might think, “oh, this is harder than I thought”. Biting finger locks and powerful laybacks get you up to a good hold where you can clip a bolt and stand up and rest at a stance. One more bolt protects the final steep moves, which aren’t a gimme.

Probably best to not skimp on the gear. You’re never that far off the ground.


Across from the Chessapeak Wall, a stone's throw from the King and Queen formations.


2 bolts, stoppers and cams to 1.5"

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