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Unknown / "Meaner than Green" 

YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Schmitt/Sepsen
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Submitted By: Eddie Avallone on May 24, 2007

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Flavio pulling the crux move in 2010.


The first route encountered when arriving at the Qual Wall from the Horse trail.

Follows a line of bolts up the face and takes the rightward line when bolts split at halfway. Continue up to the sweeping headwall for the bouldery crux.


First route, take right variation.


Lots of bolts, bring 10-12 draws.

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By Eddie Avallone
From: Lewisburg, WV
May 24, 2007

Did this route today. Don't know anything about the left branch of the bolts, but it looks to be easier than this route, maybe easy 11?
By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
May 25, 2007

The route to the left is probably a hard 11. It's deceptively difficult in the crux.
By Dobbe
Jul 24, 2007

I spent a lot of energy trying to onsight this climbing up then down at the crux but pumped out. I think it's a super good route long and fun lots of draws 13 with the top.
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Feb 14, 2009
rating: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a

Ha, yeah Dobbe I had a similar experience. SteveZ and I were there for one last day of climbing in late November 08 at 33F and overcast. Spent a lot of time up and downclimbing from the jug right before the crux, each time trying to thaw my frozen, amazingly painful fingers on my neck.

AKA "Meaner than Green".
By Tradiban
Jun 26, 2009
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Huston calls this "Meaner than Green" in his topo found here:
By Tradiban
Mar 7, 2010
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

This was equally as fun as the 11 to the left. I think it is a reachy 11d or 12b for those under 5'11".

I installed steel perma-biners on the chains for the ease of future generations.
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Mar 30, 2010
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

This is an excellent route! Climb this several times and you would be in great shape for the Red.

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