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Always Smooth 

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

Type: Sport, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Chris Hahn 2/96
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Submitted By: Andrew Ryder on Oct 20, 2007
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A couple bouldery moves off the deck lead to a long face with multiple cruxes and great sustained climbing at the grade. This one builds the pump and keeps it coming! Watch out for some potentially loose flakes.


Third route to the right on the "main wall" at High Life. Go left when the line splits at the third bolt (the bolt lines that cut right are 5.12).


9 cold shuts to two shut anchor.

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By David Arthur Sampson
Oct 23, 2007
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c

I loved this route! I just did it yesterday. I found three rest spots on this route - below the third bolt on the ledge, on the ledge left of the sixth bolt, and above the seventh - enabling me to mostly avoid a pump. The start was a bit strenuous, but I didn't find it awkward. For me, the crux was at the last bolt. There the holds get small and, I suppose, I had a slight pump going!

This is a must-do route!