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The Sins of the Son 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Jon Crefeld, 11/24/10
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Submitted By: Norm Rasmussen on Apr 8, 2014

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My favorite route at this wall


Hard moves up to first bolt using tiny crack to ledge. Follow bolt line using small edges and crimps to under cling 3/4 of the way up. So negative holds bring you past last bolt to traverse right to anchors.


Start below brighter orange block with a crack on it's right hand side. The crack and jug below it is well protected from rain and stays chalky. Follow the bolt line up and to the left.


7 Bolts and 2 Anchors. 9 Quick draws.


Either lower off on chains or walk to climbers left and access the 4th class descent.

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By jon crefeld
Apr 8, 2014

This is one of the best of the 'Linez and if you're local, lol, it's definitely a destination climb!
By Jon Po
From: Mahwah, NJ
Apr 23, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Pretty easy for 5.10+ if you get your feet right
By cPay
From: Riverdale, NY
Apr 29, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This is a decent route, well worth doing if you make it out here. It is definitely not 5.10+, 5.10a seems right, however clipping a draw at a couple locations is quite reachy from the good stances and I am 5'10" which may be why some feel it is harder than it is. Also, first bolt is loose and I didn't carry a wrench.
By Adam Fernandez
From: Matawan NJ
May 4, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I would say in relation to the other climbs around it, its fair to call it 10b.
By kenr
Sep 24, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Lots of the key holds are positive horizontals -- so it's reachy. There are some long-ish deadpoints at 5ft7inch height. I'd guess for anyone much less than 5ft7inch tall (170cm) with normal reach, it really is like 10+
By WillamR
Sep 29, 2014

Only found 6 bolts on this today --did I miss something?
By petzl logic
Oct 28, 2014

Grade felt fine to me. A few of those moves are really committing!
By Ben Duchac
Sep 27, 2015

Don't know if this is commonly known but it took us a LOT of time to find move after the first ledge - the wall above looks really blank, but there's a super positive ledge to the right of the first bolt that is basically invisible from the stance below.

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