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Death of a Sailsman 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Bill Boyle, Boone Speed
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Jul 30, 2003

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Description 

Right of the block is a vectorial line that crosses an overlap right off the ground, this is Death of a Sailsman. Continuous, slightly spooky climbing leads to the cruxy roof section just below the anchor. Hard to believe that Ruckman gave it only two stars. Continuous, tricky, vectorial climbing on great stone add up to a classic AF "a".

Protection 

Seven or eight draws and a rope.


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By BScallout
Aug 10, 2011

Be prepared to climb between bolts. They are spaced!
By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 31, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

The bolts do have some space between them, but they are placed where you want them. The furthest run out is above the last bolt getting to the anchors. The last bolt is probably 10 feet below your feet when clipping the anchors. I think the crux is just below that last clip.