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Ridge 2
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Arete Funicello S 
Bladerunner S 
Dixie Rising T,S 
Dry Heave T 
Haul Off and Heave T,S 
Heave Ho T 
Mouth of the South T,S 
Move Like a Stud T 
Safecracker T,S 
Slab Left S 
Slab Right S 
Sleeping Digit T 
South of the Mouth T 
Sportin' a Woodie S 

Slab Right 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Fortner, Birch Collins, 1989
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Submitted By: Tony B on Sep 12, 2004

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Description 

Ridge two has two sections, the small lower section with 7 known routes, and the upper section, which bears at least 25. A long section of short rock separates them.

Approach the R2 slab by reaching R2, then go up the ridge (West) past he short section. You will come to a solid slab bearing two bolted lines. Believe it or not, they chose to name the right-most of the two routes on this slab "Slab Right."

From the ground, 3 bolts will be immediately visible. These lead to the top of the ridge where one can traverse on moderate moves (5.5?) to the left to reach the shared anchors (opens) for the two slab routes. Upon closer inspection, standing back, you may be able to see the bottom fixed pin, which is just above the steep funky start to this route (see gear note).

Climb it. The 2* rating for this climb is a local rating. In other areas, it would not be that good due to its meager 17m of height. It is good stone and good moves though; were it 100' tall, it could have been a classic pitch.

Protection 

One pin and 3 bolts to a set of cold "opens" (open coldshuts). Any biner clipped to the bottom pin would be loaded severely across and edge in a fall. Considered it suspect or thread the pin with a sling or use a steel rapidlink. The moves here are ~ 5.8.


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