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Battle of the Bulges 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Aaron Hobson on Jan 19, 2006
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the start of the climb


This route is the left-tending crack system just to the west of Bolted Chimney. Don't be scared off by the chossy-looking appearnace of this climb, it's better than it looks. Each of the three bulges present slightly different challenges. With some more traffic, the route would clean up nicely.


Standard rack. Each of the three "bulges" can be protected by multiple placements, which I'd recommend due to the somewhat unstable condition of the rock. You can descend off of Bolted Chimney's anchors.

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By Forrest Wilcox
From: Las Cruces, NM
Apr 19, 2012

there is a stuck nut on this climb