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Man's Quest for Flight 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: P1: Jim Munson, Morris Hershoff, Hardie Truesdale, 1983. P2: John Stannard, John Bragg, 1973.
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Submitted By: Nicola Masciandaro on Aug 29, 2012

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Description 

P1, 5.9: Start at the base of the Andrew corner. Climb up of the left wall of the Andrew corner, then head left around the arete and up to the GT ledge.

P2, 5.11-: Go up the face right of the Silhouette corner to a roof. Move left over a small ceiling by a thin crack to the base of the final corner capped by the large roof. Get a piece in the corner and move up into it (crux), then exit out left and up to tree belay.

Location 

Arrow Wall

Protection 

standard rack, tcu's


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By Colin Porter
From: Norwalk, CT
4 days ago

(p1) Did Protor Silex for pitch one

(p2) Start the pitch on top of the large block. Climb 5.7 moves up and right under small roofs. After about 30-40 feet, go straight up under the large roof on the left side. The crux is getting into and past a small seam on the left side of the large roof (a #2 C4 at your feet and a .75 C4 in a pocket/hand hold can be used to protect the crux). It's 2 moves of 10b to get into the seam, then a side pull/undercling fingertip crux at 10d/11a. After the crux, you get a bomber .4 C4. Then exit the roof out left, and belay at the tree.

It's a very short crux, just 1 move at 11a, and an excellent first 11a lead in the Gunks.
By JSH
Administrator
2 days ago

We've climbed P1 of this on its own -- pretty worthwhile!
By SethG
15 hours ago

How long ago did you do pitch one, Julie? I've looked at it a few times and each time I've walked away because it looked pretty dirty from the ground. Also which start did you do? The guidebook has it two different ways IIRC.
By JSH
Administrator
15 hours ago

Hm. Years, likely 5 of them. We started as for Andrew, on top of the scrambling ledge. I remember an interesting move or two up a R-facing corner (and something about bees), moving up it and then left to get out onto the Silhouette face. Nice climbing up that face, some genuine crack motion, steeper than you'd expect. A bit dirty then, but not terrible. Give it a whirl!
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