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A Few Too Many 

YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: EFR, JohnBaker, Jesse Schulz,'10
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Aug 8, 2010

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Baker in retreat.


Two cruxes, one on the lower tier and one on the sharply overhanging plated face above. Unfortunately there is about 20 feet of very easy climbing between the lower tier and the upper. So one is doing two 20 foot crux sections with a good rest between them. The anchors are just a few feet past the final holds and you will need to get your shoulders past them to clip them and it is a hard clip until you get your feet and fingers set. A lot of folks will be grabbing the anchors on this one.


Starts in a right angling seam with some gray quartz crystals in it about 25 feet left and below the start of Registered NILFs.



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Jesse belaying John or lassoing him at the start of the route.
BETA PHOTO: Jesse belaying John or lassoing him at the start o...
John Baker on the easy ground between the two hard sections.
BETA PHOTO: John Baker on the easy ground between the two hard...
John attempts to figure out the last few feet then proves Jesse can place bolts properly.
John attempts to figure out the last few feet then...
Jesse about to clip.
Jesse about to clip.

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By Joe Kreidel
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 28, 2010

Your evil plan worked Eric - I couldn't clip those @#*!%! anchors!
By 1Eric Rhicard
Sep 29, 2010

I found that if I focus on climbing until it is possible to clip them at at about waist level rather than focusing on clipping the anchors it is not too bad. Very balancy though.
By Jimbo
Oct 4, 2010

Well guess I don't need to get on this climb again if I have to focus.
Hard move at the top!
By Jimbo
Nov 9, 2010

Found a new hold (I use the term loosely) today which made the finish a bit easier.

I do it completely differently than EFR. Jesse also used a hold I didn't. Look around there's more than one way to finish this climb.

Now that I've done it, I kind up like this climb. In a sick masochistic sort of way.