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The Sound of One Finger Bleeding 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Howie Cox, Bob Ordner 1979
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Submitted By: Jeff Mekolites on Aug 3, 2008

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Start in a deep left facing corner. Climb the corner to couple of roofs. Move right around the first roof, and left around the second. Climb the face to the top.


One of the first few routes you will pass on the trail.


Trad. Trees at the top for anchor.

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By saxfiend
From: Decatur, GA
Feb 15, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This is a nice lead; the meandering aspects make it more interesting than the typical straight-up route. Two hints that will make life easier:

1. Sling your pro well, or the rope drag will be unbearable. Bring at least a couple of double-length slings.
2. Take enough webbing or the like to extend the anchor over the edge of the cliff, or you're likely to really trash your rope.
By tlacny
From: Atlanta
May 12, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I would rate this route a 5.9 if you start in the crack in the left facing corner. The pro is tricky on this route and at some of the cruxes utilizes very small nuts and aliens. Double length slings are a must. In my opinion, the route should be give at least 2 stars.

The route in my opinion is more technical with gear placement than Lucky Strikes and on lead is equally as good.

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