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The Barkeater Cliff
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
ASPCA T 
Bachelors and Bowery Bums T 
Because Dogs Can (P1) T 
Big Bertha T 
Eat Yourself a Pie T,TR 
Finger It Out T 
Flexi Flyer T 
Fun City T 
Fun Country T 
Good Dough T,TR 
Lick It Up T 
Mr. Clean T 
Mr. Dirty T 
Overdog T 
Rule of the Bone T 
Yakapodu T 

Big Bertha 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Chris Duca on Oct 24, 2007

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Near the end of Big Bertha (5.6) at the Barkeater ...

Description 

Haven't a clue as to the origin of the route's name, but what the heck, it's fun, requires some interesting--but not mandatory--butt-scumming, and is within tickling-distance to "Mr. Clean", so why not climb it?!

This is the ramp-like crack system that meanders its' way up the cliff just to the left of the "Mr. Clean" corner. Climbing this to a fun high step into, and through, a V-notch. Continue up the low-angle crack system to chain anchors.

Location 

10 feet to the left of "Mr. Clean".

Protection 

A rack including some small pieces...nothing larger than a yellow Camalot.


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By Greg Kuchyt
From: Richmond, VT
Apr 29, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

According to the Adirondack Rock guide book, the name comes from the name given to a large block precariously perched atop the climb. This block has since been pried off and now lives at the base of the climb.
By micah richard
From: Litchfield, Connecticut
Jul 9, 2012

nice 5.6 lead with great gear. a few commiting moves here and there make this super fun.