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Better Than Life 

YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- British: E7 7a

Type:  Sport, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- British: E7 7a [details]
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Submitted By: steve edwards on Aug 25, 2011
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Elijah on what is probably Santa Maria's finest ro...


Many V4 and V5 boulder problems with no rest.



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By Bob Banks
Jan 31, 2012

There's no move harder than 5.9 at The Tor.

By steve edwards
From: SLC, UT
Mar 18, 2012

That's what I meant. Lots of 5.9 moves, with a 5.9 crux at the end.

By andy patterson
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 5, 2012

I started working on this route last Saturday at the behest of Phil. I haven't tried every route at the Tor, but I can't imagine things get much better than this rig. I've rarely had so much fun climbing (and falling) on a route.

A note to those working the line: your right hand gets WORKED. There's really no "rest" for your right hand till you get near the top, and by that time things look pretty grim. Climb fast.