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Flying High Again 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: D. Hatchett, M. Hatchett and Hidetaka Suzuki, 1991
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on May 8, 2004

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Overhung enough for ya? Hope so.

Description 

The rightmost route in the cave, Flying High Again follows a juggy crack system on very overhung traversy terrain for the first 4 bolts. Moving to the second bolt can be akward, but hands improve from then on. The crux is after the fourth bolt as the climb begins to move more vertically up to the final ledge.

Make sure you've got someone to follow you, since cleaning this overhung traverse would be a pain on rappell.

Protection 

6 bolts to a 2 bolt top anchor. Bring slings to relieve rope drag.


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By Hank Sato
May 27, 2004

Overhangy, but very similar to gym climbing. Myabe over-rated? If you can climb overhangy 11b in the gym, you should try to on-sight this route. I think this route is easier to on-sight than Realm of the Overhang though this route is rated harder. Do not give up the crux move and just fly high!
By Taylor Currier 1
From: South Lake Tahoe, California
Nov 10, 2014

easy to clean. rappel down and clean draws. belay can pull you into bolts with rope. Watch out for swinging into rock. I hip belayed as the climber rappeled to avoid a knock on the rock.
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