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R & D 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 300', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Tom Bath on Oct 26, 2009

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Looking Down the R&D Chimney

Description 

The route starts 100+ feet above the road on the left side of the crag. Follow a slab/corner 15ft to a short chimney and traverse right around a large block to the 1st belay. Follow blocky terrain with fun moves mixed in towards the chimney to the right of an obvious arching crack (Cocaine Crack) splitting the smooth face on the left. Head up the chimmey to a large ledge below several short seep cracks the rightmost of which is the easiest. Above here follow slabs and low angle cracks to the top.
Descent: Follow cairns up and to the left before heading into the descent gully.

Protection 

Gear to 3".


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Getting started on the final pitch, 5.6.
Getting started on the final pitch, 5.6.

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By Rob C.
From: Freeport, ME
Aug 22, 2011

Fun, easy to protect. Nice way to get pretty far above the canyon road!
By PhillR
Jan 29, 2013
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Almost 90% of the route feels really easy (5.4-5.5), just a few 5.6 moves. Great for a beginning multi-pitch leader.
By jeb013
From: Portland
Aug 19, 2013

For the decent there are now rap rings at the top that take you to the ledge above cocaine crack. Another anchor will take you to a ledge and then into the decent gully (this anchor does not have rings, you will need to bring sling/rap ring). This saves a lot of effort on the walk off.