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Big Pine Towers - East Face
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Coronary Bypass 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Dave DesChamps, Bob Kerry, John Hayes
Season: Spring/Fall/Sunny Winter Days
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Submitted By: RyanJohnson on May 16, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: The route follows the highlighted section of rock.


This route starts with a move onto a small shelf cut out, followed by interesting moves up a rounded bulge. Stem the squat tower to the left if you want, it's right there. Or don't if you're a purist. Easy climbing takes you out on to the left arete and is followed by a deceptively difficult short headwall.

The rock quality on the route is exceptionally coarse. Be prepared to go into significant skin debt if you get on this with soft gym fingers.


This is the first bolted route on the left side of the east face of BPT. The climb is on a separate tower left of BPT proper.


Bolts and chain anchors.

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By 1Eric Rhicard
May 16, 2012

Coronary Bypass
FA Dave DesChamps, Bob Kerry, John Hayes
By RyanJohnson
From: Tucson, Arizona
May 16, 2012

Thanks Eric, route info has been updated.
By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Dec 7, 2012
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13

Thought this might be a good warmup for Honker, but no such luck. Better to save your tips.
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