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Block Party 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

Type:  Sport, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
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Submitted By: LeeAB on Dec 5, 2008

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getting pumped on Block Party. Eventually sent!


Ramble up the face to difficult moves reaching the first flake in the roof. A long move to a sloper on the second rail is followed by several jugs heading left across the roof. Cruxy section comes at the third draw in the roof at some crimps and slopey pinches and sidepullish holds. Eventually reach the end of the roof and a couple of juggy pockets. Cryptic moves lead up the short grey face on slopey holds and sidepulls to the anchor, it is difficult to see your feet on this last section so plan ahead.


The right most route on the high roof to the right of the Insect wall or left of House of Pain. Obvious line that climbs a face to a left trending rail out the roof with fixed chain draws.


6 bolts with fixed chain quickdraws and a chain anchor.

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By Rami Najjar
Dec 13, 2010

This route is very beta intensive. Your feet never need to cut!
By BabyAlex
Jul 30, 2011

Chains on all bolts have been replaced. Now hanging are steel quicklinks, new chains, and steel keylock carabiners with a pin to keep them from flipping. Old chains were really rusty and the old carabiners were exteremly grooved/notched.

By LeeAB
From: ABQ, NM
Sep 4, 2011

By Jesse Bruni
From: Austin
Apr 10, 2015

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