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EKV: Exo-atmospheric Kill Vehicle 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Mike Snyder
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Submitted By: Bill Ballace on May 3, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Beginning of EKV, round the 3rd hanger. Happiness...

Description 

2nd route left of Happiness. This route is like Happiness but with a well defined crux as well. pretty sweet.


Protection 

9 or 10 to anchor



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Stefan on the jug swinging fun before the crux of EKV.
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By Jesse Ryan
Aug 3, 2007
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

EKV starts with nice climbing along a 'slabby' prow. The angle kicks back on jugs. Fairly easy (but pumpy) climbing leads to the powerful and technical crux. Even after the hardest moves, EKV stays out you for a couple of bolts. Superb!

By Joshua Merriam
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 19, 2007

The holds on this climb are SOOO fun. overhanging and positive till three bolts from the top, a several move crux involving a kewl undercling to crimps and 2fers, and then incuts for two more bolts to the chains. Awesome awesome endurance route.

By Nick Stayner
From: The Magic City
Jul 23, 2012

Totally classic!

By Riofrio
Aug 16, 2012
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Phenomenal! Significantly better than Happiness in my opinion. Also easier to redpoint than Happiness considering the abundance of good rests.

By Mike Snyder
Administrator
Sep 24, 2012
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Bills description was correct for 2007. As of 2010, EKV is between Papa Knows Best and Calm Like a Bomb, and including Crown Prince Abdullah, it is 3 routes left of Happiness.
Also if memory serves there are 11 bolts and a sport anchor.
Cheers!

By Curt MacNeill
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 20, 2013

My favorite route at tensleep. This thing is unbelievably good! Get er done....