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Do or Dive 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Tom McMillan, Lee Carter, Rob Robinson - 1978
Season: Spring-Fall
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Submitted By: TomCaldwell on May 27, 2010

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Mary plugging the crux pro

Description 

This one packs a bit of a pump. Move up a crack to the small roof. Load up on gear, pull up over the roof (crux) and find some small crucial gear for a short runout. Continue up to a shallow chimney. Follow this feature to the main rap anchors in the middle of the wall above Quaker State.

Location 

On the left side of the amphitheater. The bulges directly left of the obvious crack on Quaker State. This side of the amphitheater gets late day sun.

Protection 

Single Rack to 3", TCU's, and small wires.


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At the crux ready to fire.
At the crux ready to fire.
Getting past the business of Do or Dive. Photo by Christina B
Getting past the business of Do or Dive. Photo by ...
Christina at the crux of Do or Dive.
Christina at the crux of Do or Dive.
Nearing the top of the pitch. The most fun version heads straight up through a slightly overhanging section of rock before the top out. Photo by Christina B
Nearing the top of the pitch. The most fun version...

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By Scott Gilliam
From: Raleigh, NC
Aug 4, 2013

For a better finish, don't grovel to the top in the chimney. Instead, step left after the alcove and pick your way up the pumpy face to the top, finding your gear in the horizontals.

Above this finish find a short, 0.5-1.0 inch horizontal crack about 6-7 feet back from the edge. This is a great place to build your anchor. Please don't tie up the rappel anchor by using it for your belay/slingshot anchor.
By Crushin' Prussian
From: carrboro, nc
Jun 15, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Five point fun.