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Broken Neck 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Burns - 1974
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Jan 19, 2007

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Climbs the obvious white chunky crack on the face a little ways right of Triple S. Physical and steep.


Standard rack.

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By Kris Gorny
Apr 22, 2007
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

I remember using RP's in some crappy placements to protect the final crux move. Otherwise it's run out at the top.
By Rick M
From: Annapolis, Maryland
Aug 4, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

I led this yesterday... NICE ROUTE!
By Matt Desenberg
From: North Berwick, ME
May 10, 2009

I think I placed a blue TCU or a #1 metolius nut toward the top...at any rate, save something small.
By A Terray
From: San Diego, CA
Apr 1, 2012
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

I think this is called 'Breakneck Direct'?
By Kirby
From: DC
Aug 4, 2014

Wow. I'm surprised this doesn't seem to get mentioned with the other classic 10s at Seneca. Awesome, sustained crack climbing for 40' or so, with some thin moves to the anchor over good gear at your feet.
By Andy Weinmann
From: Alexandria, VA
Nov 12, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Yes, this is Breakneck Direct and it's a fantastic line...classic Seneca. There is a direct start to it which basically just climbs the PG13/R rock directly below the cracks instead of using the original Breakneck line to gain the cracks. Direct start is 5.9/10.

Agree with Kirby, place some bomber gear in the 2nd crack and gun it to the top. You can stop and place more gear (I did) but you definitely get more pumped that way!
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