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Christine 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Dave Szot, Tom Rosencrans, and Dennis Luther, 6/84
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Submitted By: Chris Duca on Nov 9, 2007

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Description 

What a route! From the inviting handcrack, to the rising traverse crux, to the spectacular finger crack above the imposing roof--Christine packs ALL of this into one long, and demanding pitch of climbing.

The route climbs the right-angling hand/fingercrack on the left side of the triangle face at the height of the climbers trail (Note: the climber can also start the route by climbing the easier handcrack that starts on the right side of the obvious triangle face), then breaks hard to the right at a pair of parallel cracks that angle up right to a steep roof. The traverse is the crux of the route, and it protects well, it just requires some patience.

After the crux, gain a rest in the corner before the roof. Pull the roof, then climb into the clean, lower-angled finger crack to the slung tree.

Location 

At the height of the climbers trail (center of the cliff) is a hand crack. This is the start of both Christine and the route Hob Goblin.

Protection 

A nice size rack up to #3 Camalot size, paying particular attention to tote along some extra green Camalots.


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By Greg Kuchyt
From: Richmond, VT
Apr 8, 2012
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

CONDITION REPORT 
I left cord and rap rings at the first cedar tree at the top of the final crack. I didn't really see why this climb should not have its own rap anchor, given that most of the other quality lines have their own.