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The Vision 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 95'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
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Description 

From Seneca The Climber's Guide Second Edition by Tony Barnes:
"Begin on the same ledge as OrangeAid and Alcoa.
Climb the face several feet to the right of Alcoa. Aim for the orange-colored rock. Climb the orange rock up and to the left, aiming for the summit."


Protection 

Cams 1 - 3 and basic nut set will do fine.



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By Andy Weinmann
From: Alexandria, VA
Aug 23, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Fun route that will benefit from more traffic. If you're on the Alcoa Ledge, don't want to do Aloca Presents or the end of Conn's East then you should do this route. The description here is vague though. Start basically right next to Alcoa Presents and follow the cracks up to an overhanging ramp that goes out right. Follow the ramp to an alcove with some loose rock (careful!). Pull out of the alcove to the left and follow a crack system to the stump of an old pine tree. Now you have two options: 1.) continuing left past the pine is 5.6 and you will join with the top of Alcoa Presents and finish up. OR 2.) go straight up following a vertical crack system and top out about 5-10 feet to the right of the Alcoa Presents anchor.

Def recommend the 5.7 variation that goes straight up from the stump of the old pine tree following the crack.