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Nakoma (formerly The Niche) 

YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c [details]
FA: Tyler Hoffart (Mike Dahlberg FA of The Niche)
New Route: Yes
Season: spring/fall
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Submitted By: Tyler on Nov 26, 2007

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Tyler working the crux weeks before the FA.

Nakoma 

30 feet right of Wild Things.
Stick clip first two bolts, as the first 10-12 moves compose a hard boulder poem that leaves no room for clipping nor tea. TECHNERFUL (Technical AND Powerful)
A unique and thrilling traverse section, tricky clip and dihedral prayer will show you to an enjoyable and victorious second-half of rock climbing.

Previously, this line of rock was known as The Niche, a 12b top rope that started on Wild Things and traversed 30ish feet into a 5.12 face/arete/dihedral. In early spring of 2013, a more direct and difficult start was identified and bolted. This, along with the removal of two very large, loose and dangerous blocks from the dihedral, transformed the line into a much different and difficult sport route.

The Niche was first climbed, on top rope, by Mike Dahlberg circa 1988.

Location 

Sigma Wall

Protection 

Sport, 6 bolts + chain anchors.


Photos of Nakoma (formerly The Niche) Slideshow Add Photo
Jimmy again
Jimmy again
Chris (Cow) Schwappach helping me figure out the crux, incorrectly.
Chris (Cow) Schwappach helping me figure out the c...
James Grenke working the beginning boulder problem.
James Grenke working the beginning boulder problem...
Yummmm
Yummmm
Jimmy
Jimmy
Jimmy cruising the top.
Jimmy cruising the top.

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By Kris Gorny
Administrator
Jun 20, 2013

Awesome job, Tyler!
By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Jul 31, 2013

Technerful?...I like it!