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Pale Face 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: C.J. Drews
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Submitted By: Chuck Parks on Jan 31, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Climber about to enter the business on Pale Face (...


Amazing. Start by balancing up the slab to the roof, then traverse left carefully until you can reach up and clip the first bolt. Dance up the corner diagonally to the right, underneath overhangs, until you are where the corner cuts back to the left. Rest while you can, then venture up and to the right across the pale face to a horizontal break. Now straight up through horizontals in the overhanging face to the anchors. Pumpy, exposed and super-fun!


About 150 feet from the buttress where General Admission is. Look for a slab leading up to a low-lying roof. First bolt is on the lip on the left end of the roof.


7 bolts, anchors w/chains

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Rock Climbing Photo: At the crux of "Pale Face".
At the crux of "Pale Face".

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By Cragmama
From: North Carolina
Dec 12, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Beautiful rock, great moves, scary lead!
By sanz
From: Raleigh, NC
Jun 3, 2013

Awesome! The exposure through the crux is great. This route is nice and spicy for the area - one bolt more than Pet Cemetery and about twice as long!

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