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Welcome to Crowders 

Welcome to Crowders 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Cal Swoager, Wes Love (1982, on-sight)
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Submitted By: Chris Whisenhunt on Apr 14, 2011
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Moving up into the second bolt.
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Power through a thin seam up to the right to the first bolt. Make some fun moves through two more bolts. Traverse right to the bolts on the the jugs.


First bolted line after Opinionated and down a little hill to the left right above some briars.


3 bolts to the anchors at the top.

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Third bolt action.
Third bolt action.
Second Clip
Second Clip
Third Clip
Third Clip
Into the flake
Into the flake
Last hard move
Last hard move
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By Bennett Harris
From: Charlotte, NC
Oct 10, 2011

No disrespect to whoever wrote the description, but you're pretty much telling everyone how to climb the route. I would recommend a touch less detail in subsequent descriptions.

By Chris Whisenhunt
From: Fayetteville, WV
Dec 13, 2011

Ahh yes. Very good point, I am editing it now. Thanks!

By Joe Virtanen
From: Asheville, NC
Jan 14, 2012

Bring a set of small nuts and pop one in a little ways after the third bolt. It's easy climbing up there, but you're going for a ride if the pump spits you off near the top.

By Mike Holley
From: Boone, NC
Jan 13, 2013

Great thin face climbing with hero holds up high!! Short and powerful! Agree with the idea of bringing some nuts for the upper section, because you really would not want to blow it up there.