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Ark, The 
Axis of Weasels 
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Brown Cloud ArÍte 
Bullet The Brown Cloud 
Crack (2 left of Interface) 
Crack (right of Interface) 
Deck Chairs on the Titanic 
Interface aka Slab Left 
Iraqi Road 
John Adams' Adams Apple 
Kid's Climb 
Killian's Dead 
Louise Arete 
New River Gorge Homesick Blues 
Of Sound Mind and Body 
Old Roof Route aka Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines 
Pee Into the Wind 
Pee on Dee 
Pee on Me 
Protection From the Virus 
Punkin Puss & Mushmouse aka Bow of the Titanic 
Right of Interface 
Solo Route aka Life Raft 
Thick Crust 
Tiny Face 
Tiny Pillar 
Top Rope Face (aka Rising Passion) 
Unknown Crack 
Unknown Crack (Right of The Virus) 
Unknown left of Left Slab 
Unknown Route 
Variation to The Virus 
Virus, The 
Volobee (aka Jolobee) 
Wide Crack 
Windy Days 

Variation to The Virus 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: some wimpy mutant
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Feb 22, 2007
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Taking a TR on the Virus Variation.
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Have you ever tried The Virus and just couldn't successfully fight it? Well, you can do a variation that is less finger-threatening (still hurts 11 days later).

Start about 6-7 feet left of the first bolt. You can get a #0.75 Camalot/orange Alien in right off the ground if you want. You can move up and gain the slopey horizontal. Note, if you use the grungy chimney or back step, it will feel 5.9. If not, 10-. Green & yellow Aliens fit. Step right to the big starting hold for The Virus. You can clip the 2nd bolt. Traverse to the arete. Continue up as for The Virus past 2 bolts. An optional #8 BD wire (or possibly a red Alien) fits above the last bolt, if you want. Rap.


This is to the right of Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines; Big Dihedral, and the unnamed Face.


3 QDs for the 2nd/3rd/4th bolts, #0.75 Camalot, green & yellow Aliens, #8 BD wire (or red Alien), something for the anchor.

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Mark playing with both gear and bolts.
Mark playing with both gear and bolts.
Mary gets into the nice traverse.
Mary gets into the nice traverse.
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