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Blonde Ambition 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Mar 20, 2001

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Description 

Starting off the ledge on the main wall and nearly directly above the approach pitch "Outta The Chute", Blonde Ambition may be the best route on the wall. Blonde Ambition shares a start with "Metamorphosis" but hangs a bit right heading for a large corner and block at the top. Alligator edges, handlebar incut flakes, and roof/corner distinguish the Blonde Ambition. A must do line on beautiful rock.


Protection 

QDs only. Bring about a dozen QDs and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.



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By Henry Lester
Jun 16, 2003

We found the final crux (second to last bolt) to be quite hard and much harder than the variation of this route that goes left (and avoids the corner) for 4 bolts. My input is that this pitch is 12b - harder than Starting Blocks.

By Bill Ballace
From: Pullman,WA
May 26, 2005
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

I keep falling off the crux. I think that the toss is harder for short people

By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Jul 19, 2008

A good route with fun moves, but sort of broken up and not any better than starting blocks IMHO. Man Chowder to the left is much better

By slim
Administrator
Sep 24, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Really good route. The break in the middle lets you regroup before the upper section. The stretch just before the bulge kind of caught me off guard, harder than it looks. One slightly painful move at the bulge, but the last bit has super cool holds. Highly recommended.