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Black Corner 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 5c

   
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Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Mike Sofranko on Oct 28, 2001
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Scott leading the Blck Corner April 2007

Description 

This is the 2nd corner left of Battle of the Bulge. Starts out rattly fingers in an acute corner, through a double tiered roof, and up the dihedral above. 80 feet to a bolt anchor.

This route is one of my favorites at IC. Better than Battle, IMO, because it's more varied. Climb smart and look for rests.


Protection 

2 orange Metolius, 2 red metolius, 1 0.5 camalot, 3 0.75 camalots, 3 #2 Friends, 4 #1 camalots



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Scott from Lake Tahoe leading the Black Corner.
Scott from Lake Tahoe leading the Black Corner.
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By Anonymous Coward
Mar 28, 2004

Better than Battle of the Bulge? I don't know, but its certainly a lot easier. There is some good face feature in parts of this route and it opens to thin hands pretty quickly. Emphasis on #2 friends.

By superagave
Feb 28, 2006

I too would call this one of my top faves, better than BOB, but not as good as Crack Attack. The variance keeps it interesting, and the rests keep it within in the realms of those of us less than immortal. If you fancy yourself a 5.11 Creek leader, you won't be disappointed.

By Rob Kepley
From: Westminster,CO
Dec 31, 2007
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c

Yeah, I like this route more then Battle of the Bulge. The start is really fun going thru the small roofs. Once thru the roofs it's tight hands all the way with one flared section about half way up. Take lots of #1 camalots.