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Old People Are Awesome

This route is located in the Southern Region at Velo Crag

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Krypton 5.7 (Trad) *

First Ascent: Dan Beck, Rae Hartley in 2013
Length: 60ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Morning sun. To get to this route, go through the gap between the main wall of Velo crag and the pinnacle, then go to your left. Climb the dirty offwidth that starts to the left of the cave on the east side of the pinnacle. After you get through the crack, traverse right to a cool mantel move, then bushwhack through shrubbery to the top. Rap from tree, or jump over a chimney to the adjacent pinnacle and rap from chains above Old People Are Awesome.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Rap from tree
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: RRGCC

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Submitted by: Troy_H
Date: Jan 8th, 2019

Submitted by: michaelarmand
Date: Nov 26th, 2018

Submitted by: michaelarmand
Date: Nov 26th, 2018


Dyercurt said on September 20th, 2015
Added bolted anchors.
Smiles said on October 20th, 2019
This line has cleaned up pretty good now. A couple of BD #6 cams can come in handy on this but there are alternative placements if you don't have any. The hand crack about 6 feet to the left connects back to this line and makes for an interesting variation as a start that is very slightly harder.