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Unwritten Law 

YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Chad Hilliard
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Submitted By: Dewey on Feb 16, 2008

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Marvin Dawson top-roping Unwritten Law (5.12b/c) ...


Excellent steep sport climb for the Boone region. Super solid rock and great holds. A good flow of climbing between protection. Hard lunge crux at the very last move off crimps to a large ledge. If you have the guns, clip the anchor and continue onto upper face to another anchor. This extension is called (Ride the Lightening 13b FA. Joey Henson), which rating includes the entire route with extra finish.


Located in the middle of main overhanging wall between Tiers for Allah (far right) and Pigs in Zen.
These original names are unfamiliar to most due to being lost in translation.


5 bolts to anchors.

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Unwritten Law (5.12b/c) <br /> <br />Second bolt is kind of a reach! Be careful! <br /> <br />The Dump - Highway 221, North Carolina
Unwritten Law (5.12b/c) Second bolt is kind of a ...
Unwritten Law (5.12b/c) <br /> <br />The Dump - Highway 221, North Carolina
Unwritten Law (5.12b/c) The Dump - Highway 221, N...
Unwritten Law (5.12b/c) <br /> <br />Deceived by a ledge that looked positive... maybe that is why there was no chalk on it!  <br /> <br />The Dump - Highway 221, North Carolina
Unwritten Law (5.12b/c) Deceived by a ledge that ...
Unwritten Law (5.12b/c) <br /> <br />One of my favorite moves. Very foot intensive, push down and stand up! <br /> <br />The Dump - Highway 221, North Carolina
Unwritten Law (5.12b/c) One of my favorite moves....
Unwritten Law (5.12b/c) <br /> <br />Third bolt <br /> <br />The Dump - Highway 221, North Carolina
Unwritten Law (5.12b/c) Third bolt The Dump - Hi...
Unwritten Law (5.12b/c) <br /> <br />Short-man's crux to the 5th bolt. I had to throw hard! I did manage to snag it eventually after several attempts. I'm 5'5. <br /> <br />The Dump - Highway 221, North Carolina
Unwritten Law (5.12b/c) Short-man's crux to the 5...

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By Mike Anderson
From: Dayton, OH
Mar 19, 2012

The rating of this route with a split grade must be some kind of inside joke. Maybe it's easier for tall folks, or maybe people are grabbing the chains and skipping the dyno, but I found the last move to be plenty adequate for a 12c rating. I climbed the 5.13 extension and still believe the hardest move on that route was the dyno before the first anchor.

Great route nevertheless, and a great crag.
By Joe Virtanen
From: Asheville, NC
Jun 27, 2012

Fantastic route with a fun and exciting finish. If it's your first time climbing the route, it's best to stick clip the second bolt (climb up the bottom jugs a little if you must). There are a couple of tricky moves before the second bolt and a fall would be unpleasant.
By Be Esperanza
From: Asheville, NC
Jul 1, 2012

+1 for Joe's comment. I can attest to the nasty fall first hand