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Drifting Arrow 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 210'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Crossing on Jun 25, 2012

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  • Description 

    P1 Move easily up the bottom of the practice wall, following a jagged crack to an indistinct groove to a belay on some trees.

    P2 Move the belay 10 feet to the right below a left facing corner with a tree growing out of the base. Climb the left facing corner and face above, past a grassy ledge and slab above and belay at the obvious ledge.

    P3 Climb straight up off the belay following a flaring hand crack which peters out onto a slab. Angle right and climb through a tree/shrub on low angled rock with poor gear aiming for a small ledge below the long roof system above you. Once on the ledge move right and place good gear in the crack and pull over the roof on good holds.


    The climb begins about 15 feet left of the top of the trail from the cold air cave, below an obvious jagged hand-crack.
    To descend, traverse carefully to the left corner of the buttress to a smallish tree with two rap-bolts. There is a tree with slings and rings about 20 feet above this rap station if you need to protect this approach. Rappel on a single 60m rope to a second set of rap-bolts hidden next to the second large tree below.


    Standard rack up to BD #2, small gear useful.

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    By Larry S
    From: Easton, Pennsylvania
    Jun 26, 2012

    Crux seemed stout for a 7. Felt on par w/ High Falls, but a bit lower quality.

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