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Explosive Energy Child 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: mark kerns on Nov 17, 2007
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Description 

The route starts to the left of Spiderman. follow a small dihedral up about 15 feet (you can place a 1.5 friend in the top of the dihedral crack), then up and right past 2 bolts (crux). gain a thin crack that goes up and back left (5.9) to the belay.


Location 

Spiderman buttress between "in harms way" on the left and "spiderman" on the right.


Protection 

small wires, HB nuts, RP's and tiny cams will get you up the thin crack. you will need a 1.5 friend for the initial crack in the small dihedral and a couple quickdraws.



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stepping up to the bolts and then gaining the thin crack.  note that the gear is hard to place as you gain the thin crack.
stepping up to the bolts and then gaining the thin...
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By mark kerns
From: golden, co
Nov 18, 2007

I'll add images directly...
This is a good route.
a little run out, keeps you thinking and engaged all the way to the anchors. even though there are bolts, it is not a sport route and has old school flavor.

By Chris Duca
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From: Havertown, PA
Sep 15, 2008
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

Great, albeit short, route. Though on the smaller side, the natural gear is truck and plentiful. A short (read: 10 feet) runout at the end on moderate terrain gains chain anchors.

By Kemper Brightman
From: Tucson, AZ
Aug 29, 2013

Fun, varied climbing on this line. You can set up a TR when you lower from Out of Harms Way if you wish.