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The Giving Tree

This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Long Wall

Hidden Treasure

2 votes

Rubus Fruticosus 5.8+ (Trad) ***

First Ascent: Dustin Stephens, Dan Beck in 2013
Length: 130ft
Gear: Standard rack (report bad anchors)

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As you walk past Yuk, before you arrive at Trinket Man, the cliff cuts up, over, and down. There are two dihedrals in this section of cliff, and Rubus Fruticosus is the one on the right uphill from Trinket Man. The first pitch climbs up a fun chimney system to your choice of two ledges to belay from. The second pitch continues up the steep, intimidating dihedral, but traverses right to a topout and is easier than it appears. This could be done as one long pitch if you take great care with rope drag. Enjoy some blackberries along the way. Morning shade.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Rap from tree or walk walk off to climber's left
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: NFS
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