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Death From Above 

YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ British: E6 6b

   
Type: Sport, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Dominick Weinstock, Anders Zway, SA, Chris May,'12
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on May 28, 2012
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Description 

The bottom 60 feet is great with the last 30 being okay and a little sharp. Climbing through the big tiered roof is really cool and the crux will really test you. I predict most will find it pretty tough to onsight. Well worth doing


Location 

Just to the left of the big weakness on the left side of the North Buttress of the Rough Rider Wall. 3rd or 4th route from the left.


Protection 

Bolts



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Ryan James on the first of two attempts he needed to get this route. Taylor Lais is belaying.
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By Hendrixson
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From: Tucson, AZ
May 28, 2012
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

Nice Dom & Anders!

13 bolts to mussy hooks. Long slings are recommended near the roof to prevent drag.

By RyanJames
May 7, 2013
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b

Hard to read crux, should be easier with a little chalk on the holds. Actually quite fun when figure it out. Top is definitely a little sharp for my liking. Overall, once you figure out what NOT to grab, not a bad route.