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Bazooka Country 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Marty Lewis
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Submitted By: Tom Helvie on Jul 21, 2006

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Bazooka Country (5.12a), Owens River Gorge

Description 

Classic Owen's pumpy edge pulling. Start out by bearhugging small flakes and edges. The crux comes at the 4th bolt and is a balancy yet powerful move leading to a good horizontal. At this point the route used to go straight up but a key hold has broken. You can still go straight up but most people move right, do a long reach and come back left to the jugs. After a good shake on a huge sidepull, pull edges to the top. Pumpy, long and fun.


Protection 

9 quickdraws to mussy hooks



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By 426
Mar 26, 2007

This route is probably my favorite 12a in ORG for both the moves (not all edgin'!) and the setting....pretty rock

By Alexander
Aug 10, 2011

There is a bunch of chalk crosses on it, is the route flaking off?

By JamesLucas
Feb 2, 2012

there's some bad rock on this one. at the crux, instead of doing a hard deadpoint move, you can go left at 5.11, also the right way around the upper bit is a little scary.
Someone should bring a bazooka and blow this thing up

By Steven Roth
Apr 8, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

This thing is awesome. The traverse out right at the 6th is a little far from the last bolt but the climbing isn't hard. I thought the quality was fine and MUCH better than the thing to the right.

By Calvin Landrus
From: Bend, OR
Mar 31, 2014
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

The traverse out right and back at the 5th bolt can be avoided with a sidepull, step up to crimp, get on clipping hold, match crimp and stand-up. really fun movement. you might need to be on the tall side for that.