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Bolt the Planet 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Dave Dangle, Richard Aschert
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Oct 23, 2010

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BTP climbs the central wall, shooting for the high...

Description 

An improbable line, surmounting two steep bulges at a relatively modest grade. Some poor rock, combined with a height dependent crux detracts from this otherwise classic route.

Begin up an easy, prickly slab to reach a nice panel of good pockets & edges. A low-angle section of less than perfect rock leads to a good stance below the first bulge. Massive-though-spooky jug flakes provide a nice warmup clearing the first bulge. A good rest allows ample opportunity to ponder the next, blank-looking bulge. A huge reach from an undercling to a hidden jug is the key here. Shorties can find other options a few feet off the bolt line.

Location 

Located about half-way between Librium Quiver & Untapped, climbing over two bulges ~20 feet right of a jutting, yellow roof.

Protection 

Bolts to 2BA.


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Clearing the first of two successive bulges.
Clearing the first of two successive bulges.
Starting up the slab.
Starting up the slab.
The upper crux bulge of Bolt the Planet. Not as ha...
The upper crux bulge of Bolt the Planet. Not as ha...

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