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YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c/d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Reid Dowdle 1983
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Submitted By: Ben Folsom on Aug 27, 2007

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Ben Folsom nearing the top of the Checkered Demon.


This is a great line on the center of the Checkered Demon Cliff. A hard, funky start is protected by a bolt and a fixed pin. After that easier climbing above in a nice stemming dihedral to a two bolt and chain anchor near the top of the cliff.


This is the main center dihedral on the Checkered Demon Crag. The start is marked by a bolt and a fixed pin a little above the bolt.


A set of cams.

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By Guy H.
From: Fort Collins CO
Jun 14, 2008
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

Does anyone know if a hold broke off the start of this one? It felt harder than the start of Crack of Doom (5.11c) to me. The 5.10 crack above is very enjoyable, even if you need to pull on gear to get to the start of it.
By Ben Folsom
Jul 1, 2008

Yeah, I thought the start was pretty hard too. I think it has always been that way though.
By Tim Wolfe
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 7, 2012
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

A big hold that was present in the late 1980s near the start is now missing making the start very hard - much harder now than 20 years ago.
By dave bingham
Oct 5, 2012

..pretty sure CD is the same as always - except some joker trundled the natural cheat stone that made it easier to pull in to the layback. OLD school 11a. The route to the right - "Some Assembly Required" does have missing holds however, and is quite a bit harder now.