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Drive By Shooting 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Mike Argueso & Clay Hall
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Submitted By: Nate Adams on Jul 9, 2007
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Moving slightly right and then up at the 4th bolt.

Description 

This is a really good route, reminiscent of the Project Wall in Rifle. It may be 11d/12a.


Location 

On the topo, this is route #8.


Protection 

Bolts, chain anchors.



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Just getting started up the long steep wall.
Just getting started up the long steep wall.
Finishing up the cruxy start of Drive By Shooting.  The climbing stays pumpy & thought-provoking to the last inch.
Finishing up the cruxy start of Drive By Shooting....
I felt it was a solid set of moves between the 4th & 5th bolts to a big hand, but not so good feet. Tough clip for me with the pump creeping in. Don't blow the clip otherwise it is air time.
I felt it was a solid set of moves between the 4th...
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By Chris Archer
Jul 14, 2008
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a R

This is a great route and would get 4 stars if not for the serious, 10+ ledge out finish. Don't blow the top.

By Monomaniac
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From: Morrison, CO
Aug 10, 2009
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a

This is really a great route. I don't see the comparison to the Project Wall, but whatev. The bolting is a little poor, and I agree that the finish detracts a bit, but this is a long continuous line that is well worth doing. The rock is mostly excellent, and the movement is great. There are many great rests, but you never seem to quite get it all back.

As for the grade, this is at least a letter grade easier than Turds.

By John Widerman
From: Avon, CO
Nov 7, 2009

You'll be missing some dental work if you biff the mantle at the top for sure. Great climb, really sustained, only a few good rests.

By DJ RYNO
From: chatfield lake ,co
Aug 1, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

Awesome climb. Old school bolt job. 11d intro with sustained 11 stacked on top with multiple rests. This felt more demanding than Turds, and I feel it is 12a. Don't biff the top.

By GabeO
From: Denver, CO
Jul 16, 2012

Absolutely superb route. Unfortunately, the bolt spacing is a bit far apart by modern sport standards. This adds to the fun for some (points to self) and detracts for others.

By GabeO
From: Denver, CO
Jul 16, 2012

By the way, I think the crux is a bit height dependent. If you're taller than me (5.7) there would be an easier way to finish the crux. And the way I did it would be still harder for anyone shorter than me. Although... there were also some moves that were scrunchy for me, so tall folks might have issues too.