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Zorba the Greek 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: unknown
Season: afternoon shade
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Submitted By: bheller on Aug 21, 2015

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  • Description 

    This is a sustained and technical route- it looks like a real gem from the ground, and for a limestone slab I'd say it's semi-precious. It is tenuous and insecure for most of its 50 ft. There may only be 3 holds on the whole thing! The crux is at the 3rd bolt- climb a ways right of the bolt line to slap up the sloping ramp. The rock on this wall reminds me of that in the Merciless Onslaught/Something Wild area of Cannabis crag. This smooth and minimally textured rock offers surprisingly little for your feet. The routes weaves and shamefully flirts a little too close with the corner to the left in the middle section. It also can feel like it is coated in a fine dust/ lichen (despite brushing) that makes friction troublesome. Despite all the above talk bemoaning it's lack of perfection, this route will truly make you proud if you send. It requires a lot of focus for only 50 ft of climbing! Hard and sustained for 12c.


    This route is found 6 feet right of the obvious bolted right facing corner Tank Trap.


    6 bolts to chain anchors.

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    By apross
    Aug 21, 2015

    Should have got on Inky, I hear that's the best route on the crag. No dust on that one.

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