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Hard Labor

This route is located in the Tunnel Ridge Road Region at Jailhouse Rock

The "end" of the crag

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Failure to Communicate 5.8 (Trad) *

First Ascent: Peter Hogaboam, Stephanie Carson in 2001
Length: 60ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Walk left from Hard Labor about 100 feet. Spot a ramp that leads to a dihedral. Climb this to a ledge. Rappel, or finish on the second pitch of hard labor.
Descent: Rappel, or finish on the 2nd pitch of Hard Labor
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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Anonymous said on February 1st, 2006
Pebbly, lots of bugs, and unusual. If you get shut down by the start of hard labor, you can use this to access its second pitch.