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 E5 6c

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12m. The centre of the wall has a fierce start up a thin crack (or the wall just left for the tall), if successful continue direct passing the large chunk of rust.
FA. Nick Plishko (solo) 1982


The original start did a horrendous start at the centre of the small sidewall, but others have shuffled in (as on the Low Traverse). As it is still hard right to the uncertain very last move, I would think it a stiff lead for the grade.
carl - 08/Feb/02

You don't have to be tall to do the 'proper' start.
Nik Jennings - 30/Apr/02

What's the 6c for? The start is not that hard, even the original way.
Kinley - 21/May/05

the 6c if for anyone who does the proper, direct start, that is, avoiding the large crack on the right. This involves getting your foot high off the undercuts, then reaching up along way with your thumb to an upside down hold, and pushing out your leg to match this. It is still hard from here, through a pocket up left, to the break. ok, now go and try it again.
tony - 31/Aug/05

The start from the break reaching to the upside down-hold is easily 6c and makes a cool boulder problem (the hardest in the quarry?).
Joe Costello - 16/Oct/05

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