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Hate Crimes (aka Auschwitz Direct) T 
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Hate Crimes (aka Auschwitz Direct) 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 310'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Forrest Gardner, Jay Bell -1987 FFA: Mark Cartwright, Todd Wells - 2002
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Submitted By: Brad "Stonyman" Killough on Nov 21, 2008

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Formerly a Forrest Gardner/Jay Bell aid line, Auschwitz Direct was freed as Hate Crimes in 2002 by Mark Cartwright and Todd Wells.

P1:Climb a nice offwidth that leads to hands and fingers.
P2:A short unnerving pitch through a bad section of shale to a thank God ledge.
P3:Climbing left through some nasty rotten overhanging rock to a roof. Climb through the roof to the top.


Starts about 500' right of the landslide; shares start with Battle Wagon.


Aid gear and traditional pro. Guts.

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By MarkC
Nov 25, 2008

This route was climbed free a couple of years back. The top two pitches went at 5.10.
By Brad "Stonyman" Killough
From: Alabama
Nov 25, 2008

Thanks for you imput!

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