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Sanscrit 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Rob Robinson - 1985
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Nov 21, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Pulling the roof on Sanscrit.

Description 

This is a great moderate crack route with a roof pull thrown in for fun. Fist/hand jamming through the crack section (tape gloves are a good idea) takes some finesse, but will save you some serious exertion. If your jamming skills aren't up to the task, just power through the crack with laybacking.

Starting in a left-facing corner, follow the wide crack to a shallow cave. After resting your arms here, pull the well-protected roof on great jugs and continue to the top.

Location 

Starts about 40' right of Passages.

Protection 

Medium to large gear for the crack, smaller stuff for the upper sections. Bolted anchors.


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BETA PHOTO: Start of the climb
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BETA PHOTO: General overview of the route

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By jeffinatlanta
From: Smyrna, Ga.
Dec 19, 2006

This route can be a gruntfest in the first 30 ft., especially if you aren't all that good at wide cracks.
By saxfiend
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From: Decatur, GA
Jan 22, 2007

I got a lot of satisfaction out of redpointing this route. Way back when I had only been climbing for a month or two, I tried to climb it on toprope and beat the shit out of myself because I didn't know what jamming was all about. Getting back to it for the first time since I was spanked and leading it clean made me feel all warm and fuzzy!
By 426
Mar 5, 2007

Sweet route, pros very well. Kind of a jr. jr. Pursuit (first 20')
By Gary Owen
Mar 2, 2012

IMO, extremely disappointing. Jamming the bottom is awkward and tough. The roof is fun. The top is dirty. As for the "Great for the aspiring leader" comment in the DCA, I'd direct aspiring leaders to Prereq or Passages and even some 9s before Sanscrit. I won't repeat.

[Edit:] I did repeat this recently, and was pleasantly surprised. While still not as high quality as the other classic corners (and with its awkwardness and trickiness), it does have some pretty cool moves and variety. Not a good first lead, first 5.8, or easy warmup, but worth doing eventually.
By Brandon.Phillips
From: Double Springs, AL
Oct 7, 2013

Agreed. Definitely a grunt fest if your jamming isn't up to snuff. This was my first lead at T-wall. I would not recommend it for the aspiring leader unless you've warmed up on a couple of easier routes first.