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Graining Fork Nature Preserve (a.k.a. Roadside Crag)
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YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: G.Smith, T.Souders, 1987
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Submitted By: Tony B on Nov 22, 2006

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The route climbs the overhanging crack.

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A great route on the same wall as a half dozen similar sport climbs. This one just takes nuts though, not bolts... Start up the crack and offset with a few odd locks and jams to pass allow crux then toss in stoppers at will and cruise to the anchors above on big pockets and dishes near the crack. I ran into Greg in the mid 90's when I was on a road trip and he asked: "I hear they are giving that thing 5.11a these days? Is that true?"
"Well, yes they are..." I responded. "What did you give it?"
"It's a 10." Was Greg's reply.

What is it really? You decide for yourselves.


Approach via the standard trail to Roadside and stay right. Shortly after passing a group of steep, clean sport routes (AWOL, Dragon Slayer, etc...) you will come upon a right-leaning steep crack with huge pockets around it. That is Synchronicity.


A light rack of stoppers and a few SLCD's if desired.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Beginning the crux.  Photo by Liam Griffin
Beginning the crux. Photo by Liam Griffin
Rock Climbing Photo: Cruxing on Synchronicity. Photo by Tina
Cruxing on Synchronicity. Photo by Tina

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