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Spring Equinox 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 350'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: March 24, 1984 Jim Cunningham, Bill Dodd
Season: Spring Summer Fall
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Submitted By: Michael John Gray on Apr 13, 2009
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Pitch One of Spring Equinox

Description 

Pitch One: Climb the flake and face trending R. to a belay ledge. Variation to Pitch One: (Recommended) Climb the Left facing corner/crack with tree growing out of it to ledge and belay. 50'

FYI: Don't blink when you get to the top of pitch one and look left on the ledge to see the awesome crack of pitch two
Pitch Two: Climb the splitter hand/layback crack 30' to ledge then scramble up blocky ledges trending leftwards towards a giant ledge. 80'

Pitch Three: Join Chimney Variation, or other possible routes to the top.

Pitch's can be combined in different order or linked together to your liking.


Location 

Right side of the cliff find the large tree growing out of the crack. The original start is 20' right of variation start.


Protection 

Standard Rack



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By Kevin Heckeler
From: Upstate New York
Aug 22, 2011

The 5.8 layback/corner variation (with tree growing out of it) is stout.