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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60', Grade V
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: seth hamel on May 1, 2008
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Chris on chainsaw


It's often said about this route... "I've never been kicked off by holds that big"... Very true, everything is good.. there is a crux, it's not much harder than the rest of the moves on the route, just straight up enduro climbing. Fight the pump past the crux on huge holds. It's about a 15 degree overhanging.


Right side of the Load. Start on top of a small boulder, look for the line of people.



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By yevquest
From: Southeast,US
Sep 7, 2009

One of my least favorite routes at the 'Lode (not load) which is sad considering how many times I've climbed it.

By Matt Kuehl
From: Las Vegas
May 28, 2011

This route is actually called "Chainsaw Massacre" in the Ray Ellington guidebook.

By Blake Cash
Feb 12, 2013

yep. chainsaw massacre. quite boring as well.

By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 12, 2013

by 15 degrees, I'm assuming you mean past vertical 90, thus a 105 degree angle climb. Actually thought it was more like 110 or 115, as most that wall seems...

By Dustin Stephens
Feb 15, 2014

Yep, angle on this one is about 30 degrees past vertical, as it is for most of the Undertow, except for the steeper routes on the left end.