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Alpine Line (first pitch) 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: vanishing spy on Mar 20, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Alpine Line/Alpine Line Direct

Description 

More loose rock than your favorite Alpine Route. Belayers beware!


Protection 

Climber: 7 bolts to first anchor.
Belayer: Helmet & riot shield



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By gblauer
From: Wayne, PA
May 8, 2009

This is a terrible climb. Contrived and dirty. Wear a helmet and watch out for loose stuff at the top.

By Larry S
Oct 20, 2010

This climb is currently closed and has a sign on it saying so. Bad climb with loose rock. The anchors were in hollow rock, probably why it's closed up.

By Geoff Homan
From: east greenville
Jul 23, 2011

Alpine Line is back in business as of today new top anchors, have at it!

By wompigator
Apr 30, 2013

Fun route, sure it's not a squeaky clean sport route but that's what makes it fun. A fitting name, if you don't look down too much it almost feels like you're on a real mountain climb.

By BJ4ya
From: Philadelphia, PA
Sep 12, 2013

Minimal loose rock these days, moderately fun. Not filthy.