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Better late than never 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 400'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
FA: P-2 (direct) - Nathan Brown (rope solo) P-3 bolted by unknown, climbed by Nathan Brown and Tony Spainhour
Season: dry
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Submitted By: nbrown on Oct 16, 2009
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Description 

Start on a small tree island about 50' right of the 1st pitch belay bolts of Manatee Fluid.

P1: Climb pitch one of "Manatee" or traverse into base via same approach as for "Laruels Girdle".

P-2: Climb the thin face just left of the groove past three bolts and some gear (including #3 Camalot) to a natural belay in a right-facing corner at about 200'.

P3: Note: I think this pitch converges with the girdle traverse, but the topo does not jibe at all with the bolt count, etc. Climb the short corner above the belay past some moss pads and onto some flakes. Move up and right to the groove and a bolt (ignore the one way out right). Continue up past another bolt about 10' above, then up the groove passing one more bolt up higher (oddly located a few feet left of the groove -- Girdle Traverse maybe?). From here easier grooving leads to a gear belay in the groove, or at some large flakes to the left.

Rap from Manatee.


Location 

Climbs the obvious water groove right of Manatee Fluid. Access route by traversing in from start of Laurel's Girdle, or climbing Manatee's first pitch.


Protection 

Standard rack up to #3 Camalot. Tricams would be useful. Maybe a weighted skyhook for the flakes on pitch 2.



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