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X Marks the Spot 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a PG13

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 25'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a PG13 [details]
FA: Tim McGivern
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Tim McGivern on Oct 15, 2016

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Climb the left-trending crack. The grade is approximate. Highball, top rope, or do a hard lead on gear. The FA claim may be wrong, but that is unlikely. It required deep cleaning for gear placements and hand holds in the crack. The FA was a pink point lead. Gear was placed on lead. Taller folks may find it easier.

The gear is small TCUs (#2 and smaller to #00) and possible a nut or two if you get creative. These are tricky placements. There is potential groundfall if the lower gear blows, hence the PG-13. The crux is protected if it holds!


It is left of Georgia.


A pad, spotter, or small gear.

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By Tim McGivern
From: Medford, ma
Nov 5, 2016

Still a project. Led with one good gear placement protecting the long crux moves. Top out the crux section and upper slab unprotected unless you can dig out a crack and force a nut in. Toprope efforts so far. Could be 5.12. Feels like V5.

Update: the crack is pretty clean now.
By Tim McGivern
From: Medford, ma
Nov 19, 2016

By jim.dangle
Feb 25, 2017


If you placed the gear on lead, wouldn't it just be a redpoint?

Looks fun.

By Tim McGivern
From: Medford, ma
Feb 25, 2017

I suppose it it could be called a redpoint, but I left, put the gear back in, and sent. Dark pink. Whatever. ;)

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