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80 Feet of Meat 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Lori Mason, Eric Johnson
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Submitted By: Pinklebear on Sep 6, 2001

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Description 

As Rifle's favorite warm-up, this elegant line now sports footholds the color of tarmac, only with much less traction. Nevertheless, it is an engaging, sustained line on a perfect vertical wall, tackling 80 feet of some of the most fun limestone climbing in Colorado. There is often a line for this route in the mornings, but if you're willing to come a bit later and climb it in the sun or toward evening you shouldn't have much trouble getting on.

80 Feet of Meat is the first route to your right at the top of the steps and climbs off the left side of a ledge onto the brown face above. Save some guns for the pumpy/funky moves in the exit groove -- it's harder than it looks.

It is a 25 meter pitch.

Protection 

12-14 quickdraws.


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By Anonymous Coward
Oct 21, 2003

The new guide book grades it 11b
By Patrick Pharo
From: Boulder, CO
Dec 24, 2007

As well, you shouldn't need draws for 80 feet. Typically, it has fixed draws and leaver biners on the chains. Bring one, just in case.
By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
May 18, 2009
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This route now has fixed draws on it. Another classic, good moves all the way to the chains.
By Lynn S
Jul 22, 2013
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

All new glue-in protection bolts and anchor bolts on this route. Hardware courtesy of ASCA.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Jul 24, 2013

Great work, Lynn and Derek. Thanks!