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Road Runner T 

Road Runner 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 140'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: GJ Gilbert, PR Littlejohn, RD Moulton, 9th September 1972
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Feb 8, 2010

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Robin leading the 1st pitch of Roadrunner.

Description 

1. Climb up to the sharp edged crack and follow it into the recess below the steep wall / overhang and belay.

2. From the belay move up left via one point of aid to reach a good hold. From here move left to reach easier ground.

Location 

Middle of the buttress

Protection 

Trad Gear


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Robin rappels down I Scream (5.13a R). Roadrunner ...
Robin rappels down I Scream (5.13a R). Roadrunner ...
A classic collection of rust at the top of P1 of R...
A classic collection of rust at the top of P1 of R...

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By Nick Russell
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From: Bristol, UK
Sep 30, 2013

A bit unbalanced, with the second pitch being quite a lot harder, and very different character. More commonly done as just the first pitch, then rapping off the fixed 'anchor'. Stiff VS 4c that way (5.7/8?) with a sting in the tail.