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The Hanging Tree

This route is located in the Southern Region at Drive-By Crag

Pottsville Escarpment

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Captain Turtlehead 5.9+ (Mixed) **

First Ascent: Dustin Stephens, Scott Hammon in 2013
Length: 80ft
Bolts/Gear: 1/#4-5 Camalots (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Clip the first bolt of Pottsville, then move up and left to the crack. Follow this to the top, trending right up high on the juggy slab to the Pottsville anchor. Lots of lichen but very solid rock, a sort of "North Carolina training" route. A #4 to 5 Camalot or two helpful.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC

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rjackson said on December 12th, 2020
Perhaps contrived, but a fun little adventure. Know what you're doing or it could end badly...