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Eat the Worm 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 20'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Dave Hatchett and Jeff McKitterick, 1991
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Aug 31, 2003
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Short and sustained, this route is only 20 feet long, but it is .11a - b the whole way up. This is the route just around the corner to the right of War Paint (5.9).

There is no crux. The whole route is tough. 3 bolts of crimpy to pinchy to nonexistant holds on overhung to vertical rock. Excellent.


3 bolts to the shared top anchor, which is shared with the unknown 5.10a, and the top rope Early Bird (.12a).

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Sep 29, 2003
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c

Sharp finger-cutters. Some locals there said that the crux hold had just broken and maybe now the route was harder. This seemed to be a point of fact rather than a rumor, as a few of them had done the route multiple times.Eitehr way, the moves were so-so and the holds were unpleasnat, and when you are done, you'll be only 25' off of the deck. Not worth the bother.

By Anonymous Coward
Jun 1, 2004

I did this route back in June 2002. At that time, I thought the grade (11b) is appropriate. This is not a three star route, I agree. Because of just the location and deceptive looking (short and not overwhelming)?, this route seems to attract people.