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The Diving Board 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a PG13

Type:  Trad, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Doug Reed, Thomas Kelly, Tom Howard, Lee Carter
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Submitted By: Ben Sachs on Jun 4, 2009
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    Enticing, well protected climbing on bolts leads to easier but thought-provoking climbing on gear up high. The namesake diving board feature is terrifying, but you must stand on it!


    Lower Wall, left of Encore about 50'


    3 bolts, a rack to 1". Bring extra TCUs or aliens. I found it to be spicy and cryptic after the bolted crux section (5.10 terrain). There is a bolted anchor now, to the right of the diving board.

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    By Phoffmann
    May 29, 2011

    Don't blow it in the corner after the last bolt, piece or you will seriously fly!

    By nbrown
    From: western NC
    Jun 18, 2012
    rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a

    The crux is fun, but in IMO it is considerably harder than some of the other 11+ routes at lower hawksbill. Also, there is ample gear in the upper 5.10 section if you take the time to hang out and look for it. Great pitch overall!