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YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Andy Seitz, Chris Hubbard 1986
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Submitted By: mschlocker on Apr 16, 2007

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Description 

The first route to be put up on the Patina Wall. Just right of Tec-9. The top is entertaining with finger-lockoffs in small cracks. Goes through mostly dark brown patina towards the top.


Location 

Just right of Tec-9.


Protection 

Bolts.



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By Kyle Olsen
Jan 13, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Favorite lead climb on this wall, the top 3 bolts are full of awesome edging on features significantly smaller than tech-9 but still very good

By Dave Daly
From: Del Mar, CA
Feb 27, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Did this line twice since there seems to be a new line of bolts after bolt #4, heading off slightly left. Enjoyable both ways.

By Andy Seitz
From: San Diego, California
Dec 20, 2013

Just a note: When Chris and I put this one up we only placed one bolt near the bottom chasm and that was it. When I led it it seemed the upper part was perfectly protectable using slings and nuts on the chickenheads. But, that said, I'm fine with new bolts if they make the climb safer and aren't overdone in places where there are obvious other alternatives. Placing bolts should be a last resort and only done to replace existing, deteriorating bolts or if there is a mass consensus that more bolts are needed.

Go out and do it and let me know what you think. This is a great short route.

By Coon
Jan 10, 2014

Great route. Whether there was 20 bolts or 5 bolts, it climbed awesome. Kudos to developer.