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North by Northwest variation 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 380'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Mike Reardon on Jul 28, 2012

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I am posting this to see if anyone has done it or knows more info on the route. I have not climbed it, only viewed it while putting up 'Groove Connection' so take the following with a grain of salt
P1,2:Take NBNW. 5.5
P3: trend 15' left of NBNW, Follows 3-4 bolts on a face to NBNW anchors, estimated 5.7




bolts and gear

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By Jon Powell
Mar 9, 2015

I have climbed this route twice. First 2 pitches can be combined with a 70 but be ready for some drag. Third pitch is the crux but it is well bolted. There is actually 5 pitches not 3 but you can also combine the last 2. 5th pitch is super easy. Did it in the pouring rain with no problems. No fixed anchors on the last pitch so use the tree. Hardest part is the approach down to the base of the route. Be ready for some bush wacking.
By Kyle Cobbler
From: Asheville nc and greenville sc
4 days ago

I believe we did this variation on the 3rd pitch. Feet turned into marbles very quickly making climbing very difficult, I believe all three in our party fell and none were inexperienced climbers. Kinda a terrifying lead the first bolt is ~25ft from anchors with a slabby smear fall potential. I got suckered right next to an old chopped bolt and needed to down climb resulting in a 4ft slide on my feet, would be better if more people climbed it and the top layer of crap rock an lichen were removed.

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