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Big Bear Memorial 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mike Decker
Season: Summer shade, winter sun
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Submitted By: Eric Godfrey on Jul 4, 2011
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Description 

Easily one of the best 5.10's around. Stemming with jugs up a dihedral that just keeps going and going. Pure fun with a cruxy move right at the end. GET ON IT!! (Tie a knot in the end of a 60 meter rope).


Location 

Furthest right route at the Hound Dog Crag, up the dihedral.


Protection 

15 bolts plus anchors.



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By Ivan Rezucha
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jul 10, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

This is a very striking trad-like route. There's a hard move at the very bottom and another hard move at the top to reach the anchors. In between it's very steep but with big holds and good stems. A 70m rope easily gets you back to the ground. A 60m gets you to easy ground that you can scramble down, but, as noted in the description, be sure to tie a knot in the end of the rope.