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Linkage Disequilibrium

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

The "end" of the crag


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Sword Art 5.12c (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Matthew Jaggers, Zach Wilson in 2021
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Tech your way through the slab start up to the ledge, and hang a short draw on the next bolt. Once rested, equip your armor to defend against the blades that lie in the gently overhanging path ahead.
Moves: Crimpy, Technical
Descent: Quicklinks
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: RRGCC
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Date: Nov 24th, 2021

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said on November 24th, 2021
A short draw on the first bolt off the ledge will keep the rope out of the way of a fall at the crux. This line would be a really proud onsight if you find it with no chalk.