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Barking Spider T 
Crackatoa T,TR 
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Entertainer, The S 
Frankenpine T 
Lithium S 
Nevermore T,TR 
Revolver T,S 
Valium S 

Barking Spider 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: 1989 Fraccia, Hammel, Erskine, Kennedy
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Submitted By: Kevin Heckeler on May 15, 2012

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Valerie Bachinsky following on Barking Spider.


Take the left of two cracks to the top. Bolted anchors.


On the left side of the main face, climb the third class gully up left to a tree.


Tricky stances but the gear is there and solid. Standard rack, #3 and #4 BD cam useful to avoid pumpy stances and/or questionable alternative nut placements.

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By Kevin Heckeler
From: Upstate New York
May 15, 2012

The guide suggests the actual 5.8 route starts on the face where the third class ramp starts and gains the right crack. Looking at the wall it appears runout for 15+ feet to the crack, NOT G! The guide also suggests starting at the tree as described here is [sustained] 5.7 .

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