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Rhumb Line 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Bruce Kumph and Joe Cote 1975
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Submitted By: Jamescolinwalsh17 on Jun 22, 2010

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Description 

A delicate slab climb that requires careful footwork. Start by carefully moving up to the first bolt (25 feet off the ground). Delicate smearing leads past this to easier ground. Continue straight up to the anchor. Rappel with two ropes.

Location 

Rhumb Line is the first climb to the left of an obvious crack (Weak Nuts, 5.6) on the left side of Lost Ledge, past a tree filled gully that divides the cliff into two parts. Look for a somewhat lonely looking bolt about 25 feet off the ground.

Protection 

1 bolt and a few pieces of gear.
2 bolt anchor at the top.


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By Robert Hall
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Jul 12, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R

Comment of 7/12/14 removed to avoid confusion as it contained incorrect info. see comment below.
By Bob A
Jul 24, 2014

A couple of things to settle here.
The climb just left of Weak Nuts is Numb Nuts (two newer bolts just left of Weak Nuts up to a flake(gear) then finish on upper crack of Weak Nuts.

The next climb to the left is Rhumb Line with a lonely bolt about 30 ft off the ground climb past that for about 15 ft to another bolt at a stance a bit in the black moss to the right(both just replaced 7-24-14)then run it out straight up to a crack just left of weak nuts(gear) and to the rappel anchor(tree) on weak nuts.There is no two bolt anchor for this climb.
Two ropes to rappel.

The next line to the left is Vector.That is the line that climbs a black mossy streak passing three 1/4 inch bolts on the way.Hard to see from the ground.
You can see the first one from the ground just up and right of the first bolt on Lost arch.
Lost Arch has a low stainless bolt just above a small overlap.The second bolt is quite a ways up through the crux.The third is just behind a small tree growing out of a big pocket then a fourth straight up to a two bolt anchor to the right of a rotten flake.
The next climb is Found Arch then Groov-in.
By Chris Graham
From: Bartlett, NH
Sep 22, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R

Did this with Bob A two days ago and found it to be a challenging and worthwhile route, definitely one to get your head right with little room for second guessing. Solid 5.7 30' to the bolt with the crux moving past the bolt to the second. Cams from #.4,.75-#2 are helpful, doubles in those sizes are nice for the flaring offwidth crack to the finish. I would give this an R rating not only for the 30'er you might take if you don't make the first bolt but the runout from the second bolt to the crack will get you pretty close to the ground if you pitch off the upper portion which probably goes at 5.5 /5.6. Those shiny new bolts are a welcome addition and thanks for all the updating and work you have done out there Bob A. I think these routes are going to be far more popular now that the old hardware has been replaced.

If you are looking for a good route to get that head in check, this one is not to be missed.
By Bob A
Sep 23, 2014

Sent in great style grammy!!
By Chris Graham
From: Bartlett, NH
Sep 23, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R

Thanks Bob!!! :)