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YDS: 5.13d French: 8b Ewbanks: 31 UIAA: X British: E8 7a

Type:  Sport, Chipped
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13d French: 8b Ewbanks: 31 UIAA: X British: E8 7a [details]
FA: Chris Hirsch
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Chris Hirsch on May 7, 2008
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This route is a great way to avoid the crux of 'Cain'. Starts the same as 'Cain' for the first four bolts which brings you to the lip of the 8' roof, though it still ain't easy escaping the roof. Can be a V9 or V10 boulder problem depending on height. Then go straight up into 'Couch Time' for a little shake out before attempting the redpoint crux with a tight two-finger pocket. Clip the 'Cain' anchors on the large roof for the finish.


The start of this route can be found by locating the first bolt line where the horizontal roof starts (going left to right). It is also 20' to the right of 'Natural Selection'.


Bolts. Please do not toprope off of the fixed gear at the top, use your own draws for that. If the biners on the chains look worn or do not work properly, please replace them. It's good karma.

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By d.olmschenk
Jun 27, 2012

Is it Able or Abel?

By Chris Hirsch
From: Rapid City, SD
Jul 1, 2012

It's Able. I was going for a pun.