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Owls of Laughter (working name) - open project 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: TR c 2004 Sprague, Libby, McElaney
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Submitted By: M Sprague on Jun 8, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Brady Libby working his open project crack between...

Description 

Just left of where the approach trail meets the cliff is kind of a wild feature, a steep arete with a hand crack running up it. Ed Esmond put an anchor on it and some of us TRed it, then Brady Libby took it on as a project, working on the lead. Unfortunately he was never able to get back to complete it, so it is an open project.

Start up the featured rock just left of Owling Good Time and head straight up to the base of the crack. This lower section has tricky gear placements, so take care. Once you are into the meat of the climb, the pumpy hand to wide fist crack, the gear is good. Tape up. The crack is pretty rough. There is a bolted anchor over the top.

The route could probably use another quick one over with a brush since it hasn't had any recent activity. If you climb Ruffled Feathers you can carefully tension down to the anchor with a directional or two


Location 

left of Owling Good Time, but before you hike up around into the Smoky Dike Gully


Protection 

Trad rack, small wires and cams to wide fist, tape, bolted anchor



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