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Premature Burial

This route is located in the Gray's Branch Region at Raven Rock

The "end" of the crag

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Dead of Winter 5.10b R (Trad) ****

First Ascent: Jack Hume, Steve McFarland in 1994
Length: 100ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route begins as an offwidth 100 feet left of Premature Burial. Climb the offwidth to a ledge and belay. Continue up the handcrack through a roof to the top.
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Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: Jeff
Date: Apr 18th, 2010


Danny said on May 31st, 2004
This route is closer to 200 feet and tops out at the railing. It has a variable sized offwidth first 80ish feet. Then there is a cool hand crack roof to pull. When the crack peters out it is gearless slab to the top. It is a very good route.
Curmudgeon said on August 23rd, 2004
Harumph ... Jack, Steve, and Cliff .... < grin > My only claim to fame is I was there for this one ...