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A Day in the Life 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Bill Boyle, 1989
Season: not summer...
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Submitted By: Matt McMurray on Jan 29, 2007

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A Day In The Life

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This route has sustained crimps throughout, and is slightly overhanging. A very fun start leads to a great pump as you keep climbing. Near the end you have the option of some more small crimps or a dynamic dead point. Either way you finish, this route is solid for the grade and a very enjoyable climb.


Begin by starting at the small tree/bush and climbing out the right side of the pod in the middle of the wall. Continue up to the anchors through a series of crimps.


Several bolts to the chain anchors.

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A day in the Life
A day in the Life
getting out the dish
getting out the dish
Without good technique this move may feel a bit re...
Without good technique this move may feel a bit re...
pulling out of the dish..
pulling out of the dish..
clipping bolt # 2
clipping bolt # 2

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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 12, 2008
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

well, the guy in the photos is vertically challenged- under 5'6", if i recall (just how short are you, art?)....

i remember that route being annoying at the start, but once you got past the 2nd bolt, it wasnt too bad. dont recall it being overly reachy, though.
By Jon Zucco
From: Denver, CO
Mar 26, 2009
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

i'm 5'9 and found no issues with this route. there is definitely no need to dyno. I enjoyed the movement, especially the start. just smear right and use that pinch feature for balance as you reach up out of the dish to the start of the juggies.
By Andrew R.
From: Fairfax, VA
Dec 9, 2010
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Found the route to be quite techy and sequency. I think I was able to skip that big hold way out right after the dish. Dont think its necessary and might even throw you off sequence.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jan 30, 2011
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

On 1/29/11 the LVCLC with support from the ASCA replaced the second pro bolt on this climb with a 1/2 x 2.75 SS 5-piece bolt.

On 12/5/13, the ASCA replaced the anchor on this route with 1/2" x 4.5" SS 5-piece bolts and equipped them with quicklinks for rappel.
By Adam Stackhouse
Feb 12, 2013
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

A true gem.
By James Willis
From: Evanston, IL
Jan 2, 2014

Check your ass between the second and third clips, I fell and hit the ledge behind the climb full force. I was fine, but now have a bruised ass.
By Ben Dubs
Feb 21, 2014

Spooky top out!
By Simon W
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 5, 2015

I don't find this route terribly enjoyable.

Awkward start leads to hard pulls on small holds on a slightly overhung wall. Not a good warm up imo, even if you're there to climb the stuff to the right

To each their own though
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