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1978 Bracksieck/Mallow Route 
BLM (aka, Bolt Like Mad) 
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Shaft, The 
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The Shaft 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Kurt Smith?
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Mar 15, 2001
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Kurt Smith route, The Shaft, and Bolt Like Mad.

Description 

The Shaft starts just right of the large corner system on the left side of the West Slab. A couple of 5.12a cruxes and a small roof comprise the difficulties. The climbing is thin, continuous, challenging, and satisfying. The climbing is largely on crisp edges, but getting into and out of the roof uses a bit of thin undercling and a small section of layaways in the right facing corner leading up to the roof. Fun moves in this part. Bolts have been updated in some place, but still cast a wary eye toward the pro.


Protection 

QDs only. This 60 foot route needs 7 or 8 draws and something for the double bolt anchor at the top. This route shares an anchor with the Kurt Smith Route (5.12c) to the left.



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