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The Threat 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b [details]
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Submitted By: furrymurry on Oct 20, 2008

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The Threat


Interesting and thoughtful climbing down low leads to some a powerful crux and big moves up high on the cleaner face. Definitely worth doing for the 5.12 climber looking to break out of the funky trad mold of a typical Seneca day.


Left side of the cave, skirting just outside it's edge. 2nd route to the left of Predator. Start with a few technical moves up a dihedral to gain the first bolt, then follow the bolt line up and right, pulling onto the face up high.


7 bolts to 2 bolt anchor

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By Brian Adzima
From: the Paris of Appalachia
May 7, 2012

I strongly suspect this route was stolen from Rifle Mountain Park. This route has steep technical climbing to a powerful dynamic crux (with a kneebar rest beforehand). Combined with the solid looking modern hardware, these facts suggest this route does not actually belong at Seneca.