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Beech Sweep - 5.7

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 3
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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4 bolts and gear to 3"
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 1.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


This route is located mid way down the South Slabs, directly under the red static anchor. Climb past 4 bolts to gain lower angle slab and head up to the red static anchor.

Descent Options:

Rap the route from the red static anchor (100')

Submitted by: gprice9347 on 2012-12-20
Last Modified: 2013-09-10
Views: 566
Route ID: 113158

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating R
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: virginiapine on 2013-04-26 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Way overbolted...

The 1st bolt is 2 feet left of a good crack. The last bolt is 2 ft right of another good crack. The 3rd bolt is the only one nice to have on this route.
Don't forget to bring some pro along! It's another 75 feet to the anchors - and one of the trickier spots is getting up onto the slab right under the rap anchor...

From the 2nd bolt and on up, this route is the same as "Osterland"...

Added: 2013-05-03

  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sknudsen on 2012-12-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Another day at the Beech

Great route especially if you're looking for some super fun slab climbing in VA!

Added: 2012-12-20