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South of No North 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: D. Mabe, FFA: E.Deschamps, 2011
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Darren Mabe on Jun 11, 2012

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Darren flying South of No North


On the far south end of the Hobo Jungle is a striking arete. SoNN opens with steep 5.10 stemming and crack moves to a decent rest below the bulge. Crank over the steep bulge (5.11), with good holds but poor feet. Establish on to the arete with an off-balance and techy crux at the end.


far left side of the crag. A tall pine tree is at the base, as tall as the route.


9 quickdraws, preferably pre-hung. (Tip: an optional #5 stopper can be placed above the bulge, or long draw on bolt 7.)

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By kfahey
Jul 7, 2015

I'm reporting a possible issue with the anchors. My ropegun reported that the biner for the anchor (not sure if it was fixed or not) was worn through more than half-way. We didn't have a biner to contribute, but perhaps if someone who sees this comment could. I did not see it so I'm reporting this second hand.
By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 9, 2012

Steep consistent climbing with a whip in it's tail! Great line.
By Red
From: Arizona
Aug 6, 2012
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Great climb!
By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Aug 27, 2012

Almost made it. Great climb. Have to return for the last two bolts...
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
May 19, 2014

if youre into this sort of thing, it is fairly easy to hang the last three draws after lowering from Southern Exposure and reaching around the corner!
By Austin Sobotka
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 11, 2014

Great route! Although the arete stumped me... is the route intended to follow the right or left side of it?
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jun 11, 2014

most of the holds are on the left side, Austin. But if you get suckered too far left its hard/awkward to get back.
By Pablo-Roberts
From: Prescott, Arizona
Jun 15, 2015
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

This is perhaps one of the best lines I've climbed in flag.
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