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The Road Goes Ever On 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Bernard Gillett
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Submitted By: R Sather on Mar 7, 2016

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Description 

I have been attempting the second pitch of this route as a link up with Telegraph Road and didn't realize it had a first pitch that is basically a variation of Life After James. I have taken Bernard Gillett's description from a previous comment on MP (if this is inappropriate use of his comment, please inform me, and I will change the description).

"Excellent climbing, a little squeezed (between Telegraph Road and Winter Dreams), but worth the bolts in my opinion. The first pitch (5.10b) begins with Life After James (clip its first 7 bolts, staying to the right) and then follows the thin cracks (gear) just left of the upper half of pitch 1 on Telegraph Road to its belay. The second pitch goes straight up (7 bolts, reachy opening moves that can be avoided on the right, with 5.11 crux at bolt 4, harder than the crux on pitch 2 of Telegraph Road -- I rated it 5.11b)."

Location 

Do the same start as for Life After James.

Protection 

Thin gear and quickdraws.


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By Ross Swanson
From: Pinewood Springs
Nov 21, 2016
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R

I did the first 10b pitch yesterday, and the runout after placing small cam & nut was really scary. Halfway up the runout, I almost peeled. I do not recommend it, since if you fall, you might hit the broken ledge.

Beta: although falling repeatedly, the 11b was much harder than some 11c's I've been on. First I tried straight up, then I tried right. I kept slipping on the smooth face; finally going left I found a micro foot hold that I was able to use to get to the dike left of the next bolt. With luck, I was just able to make the traverse, clip that sucker (i.e. bolt), and grab the QD. After that, I didn't have any problem.

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