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What Else Is There To Do? T 

What Else Is There To Do? 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Shane Cobourn, Wes Love, Sean Cobourn (1980's)
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Submitted By: Sean Cobourn on Aug 4, 2008

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Davids Castle Wall

What Else Is There To Do (5.7)...

Description 

A fun corner towards right end of David's Castle Wall. Climb the short face to the dihedral, then follow it to the top, where you pull a small roof to a tree. Walk off to right.

Location 

50 feet right of Caterpillar, 30 feet right of Energy Czar.

Protection 

small to medium


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Davids Castle Wall <br /> <br />What Else Is There To Do(5.7) Trad <br /> <br />Crowders Mountain State Park, North Carolina
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By Eduardo Ramirez
From: Columbia, SC
Jul 2, 2012

Two different starts before the 5.6 slab.

1) The crack on the left is suppose to be 5.7 and looked harder than the direct on the right. I didn't have the topo on me when I choosing my start so I picked what looked easier to me. I finally climbed this alt. start and it felt harder than 5.7 but I also don't climb a lot of finger cracks. Protecting the start was probably the hardest part of this small feature.

2) The crack on the right(direct) is 5.8 CRACK climbing! Great hand jams through this short feature. Climbing mellows out to some easy slab but make sure to bring your micro-cams or small nuts.
By Edward Medina
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From: Brighton, CO
Mar 12, 2013

Climbed the direct start this weekend. First 15 feet felt more like 5.9 to me. Protects very well though.
By b.t.miller
From: Charlotte, NC
Feb 23, 2014

I agree with Medina - left crack (alt 1) felt much harder than 5.7 and felt more like 5.9. Perhaps a hold is missing now that used to be in the crux?? Not sure but it's stout and overhanging. Once you manage the overhung finger crack you'll arrive at a large ledge that is full of briars -- had to traverse high and to the right to avoid the thorns which makes the move into the dihedral interesting. Use long slings to control rope drag through the traverse.

The slab/dihedral is fun and interesting. A few rotten pieces (on par with Crowders) but sufficiently solid with good pro. Pulling the roof seemed easier going right. Protects well with 0.3 BD cam.