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Dogfight T 
Dresden Corner T 
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International Incident T 
Jaws T,TR 
Labor Day T 
Layback T 
Let the Wind Blow S 
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Marionette T,TR 
Mayfly T 
Mean Old Mr. Gravity S 
Mega Magic S 
Monkey See, Monkey Do T,TR 
Penalty Situation T,TR 
Raptured T 
Strategem, The S 
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Underfling T 
Zag T,TR 

Mean Old Mr. Gravity 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Black
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Submitted By: Ladd Raine on Apr 10, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: The crux move

Description 

11b to the first set of anchors. If you decide to go for the 12b send then you better bring your cleaning supplies! This thing is a mess.

Super fun moves! Seepage hides from you until you are on route. Watch for crazy spiderwebs (invisible from ground). This climb deserves more action

Location 

Directly above Horton's Tree continue up and right from anchors
Either climb Horton's Tree or solo up boulder to right clip anchor and continue to climb route.

Protection 

5 bolts to anchors.


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Top roping "mean old mr. gravity" to the 11 finish in the rain
Top roping "mean old mr. gravity" to the 11 finish...
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The multiple roofs of 'Mr. Gravity (5.12b).
BETA PHOTO: The multiple roofs of 'Mr. Gravity (5.12b).
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Chasing the spiders away
Chasing the spiders away

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By DaveB
Jun 27, 2007

If you dig roof routes, gotta do this one! Incredible! And yes, SUPER FUN!

Position your belayer close to wall for smooth rope feed, etc.

5 bolts from atop Horton's Tree. Clip-type anchors.
By Mike Holley
From: Boone, NC
Oct 25, 2011

Fantastic OverHUng Sport route! Well protected and clean falls! The last move to the anchors was wild! Totally worth the time and effort!
By Brian Adzima
From: the Paris of Appalachia
Jun 19, 2012

I only went up to the first set of anchors(4-5 bolts), but that ledge was covered in more than an inch of mud and debris. The rest of the route was also incredibly dirty. I think for 12b you need to heat out the roof, its definitively no harder that easy 11 to clip the first set of bolts.