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Blockade Runner 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Cultivating Mass on Mar 22, 2007

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Jonny, My Blockade Runner. Taken 10/24/07

Description 

A fun trip up hollow rock, with aesthetics typical of beautiful varnished Red Rock sandstone. Might be pg13 or R; I got plenty of gear but recall some gongy thin flakes that flexed quite a bit and were the best spots available for pro.

Location 

When descending Jackass Flats or any of the other routes on Windy Peak East Face, this route is just right of the spot where the gully flattens out-look for an attractive chocolate flake/crack climb. Descend with a 60m rope to the right from fixed mank or scramble off down the familiar gully to the right.

Protection 

Funky but frequent, I used up to a #3 camalot


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By Tom Fralich
From: Fort Collins, CO
May 1, 2007
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

I thought this route had great gear from bottom to top...definitely not PG-13 or R, IMHO. It's a very cool-looking line with fun moves that are easy for the grade.
By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Oct 25, 2007
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Not PG-13. Fun route.
By Doug Foust
From: Henderson, Nevada
Feb 21, 2009
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Very protectable, there was one pillar/flake that I didn't want to pull too hard on or put protection next too. Walked off the gully to the climbers left, definately the crux, gully was almost as steep and very chossy/brushy.
By brucelacroix
From: Portland, OR
Feb 21, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Good pro.
By Thomas Beck
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Mar 17, 2010

The beta for finding this route had us going up into the mouth of the Diet Delight descent gully. There is red dihedral up there, but that is not the route. Instead, look at the same level as the base of the Main Wall across the gully. You have to move maybe 100 - 150 yards climber's left from the mouth of the gully to reach these routes. If you are climbing up very much you have gone wrong...