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Much Ado About Nothing 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Chuck Buzzard 1982
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on Apr 5, 2006

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Much ado

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Description 

Great crack climbing followed by an exciting roof make this a highly memorable climb.

Start in a obvious crack just left of a flat face and right of a bolted column. Climb pleasant 5.9 hands with face holds up to a two bolt anchor with green chains...but don't stop there.
Clip the anchor and work up and into the roof above. Climb a finger crack through the roof to a nice ledge above with a bolted anchor. Best to belay from above and rap off.

Location 

Lower Gorge, East Columns, Shakespeare Cliff, look for the roof with green chains below it.

Protection 

rack from .5" - 3"


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By rpc
Sep 21, 2007

A very nice route. One hard move comes right where things get overhung near the top and before crack opens to allow a finger lock (my opinion).