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First Strike 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Dec 2, 2007

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Description 

If you are in the area, this route is worth doing, if not, it's probably not worth the walk. Climb the left leaning broken crack system past some bulges and horizontals to the top. The top sections can be a bit dirty. Some of the moves can be a bit pumpy if you don't see the sequence.


Location 

From the main Bridge Area, walk downstream past the Gemini Area and The Roc. This route is located just to the right of a large right facing corner.


Protection 

Excellent pro, standard New River Gorge rack. Slings on tree at top.



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By Jon St John
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 25, 2008

This is one of my favorites at Bridge - worth the short walk out there if finger/hand cracks on impeccable rock are your thing.

By LKenn
May 21, 2012

Agree with Jon--great route that is consistently steep and not easy to read. Would love it if they add a bolted anchor, but the huge tree at the top is bomb.