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Reach Around 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Scott Halliday
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Submitted By: Alexander Nees on Apr 13, 2008

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Description 

A short, hard route at the back end of the corridor. This climb has interesting and tenuous moves on an arete of medium-to-soft (for mentmore!) rock. Well-bolted, safe lead, but clipping the 3rd bolt is hard. Be careful to make the first clip...the route starts on top of a boulder pile, and a tumble before clipping would be nasty. Rarely climbed, so the rock hasn't been cleaned up and is still suspect.


Location 

Find this one at the far end of the corridor, around the bend at the back, where the corridor re-emerges from behind the Monolith. Check Scott Halliday's route map on the New Side front page: this route is #8, "Project." Look for a sharp arete with some jumbled boulders at the bottom, and an obvious line of bolts. It's the only route in the area.


Protection 

4 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. Rapping and pulling your ropes would probably be difficult. Walk off by scrambling uphill to safe ground, then heading left to the end of the cliffs.



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