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Aids Victim T,S 
Amy Carter T 
Bird's Nest Overhang T 
Blood Transfusion T,S 
Bone, The T 
Brass Balls T 
Catapult T 
Clean Love T 
Fault, The T 
Flying Frog T 
Idiot's Delight T 
Idiots journey T 
Mr. Clean T 
PG Advised T,S 
Shriek of the Mutilated T 
Smut T 
Vertebrae., The T 

Clean Love 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Doug and Karen Klewin
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Submitted By: Jplotz on Oct 5, 2012

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Clean Love starts out on gritty slab past a semi detached pillar, where the wall kicks up to near vertical. The crux is sustained, flaring cracks requiring more finesse than brute strength. Tiny footholds keep you adhered as you slam in your .5 Camalot at the crux. Pro is tricky before and after this section.

What makes this route excellent is that it is virtually ignored by 99% of the climbers who beeline it to The Fault and Smut. This is a fun, high quality route that has been 'recently' cleaned and equipped.


Clean Love is located climber's right of The Fault chimney. Look for the obvious clean crack splitting the dark, lichenated stone surrounding it.


Pro is your gear and your finger locks. There is a new bolted, chain anchor at the top of this pitch, also shared by the adjacent AIDS Victim, 5.10c.

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