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Elbow Vices 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: eDixon on Jun 8, 2006
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Tyler Wagner on "elbow vices"


Route climbs a corner with a rather wide start then is mostly handcrack to the top.


Route starts on the left end of the buttress. Head down towards Think Pink. Elbow Vices starts on the wall to the left of Pigs In Space.


Large piece for the beginning and then mostly hand-size stuff.

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By claramie
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 16, 2009

Man I really suck at wide stuff! That squeeze shouldn't be much of an issue but I just kept getting stuck with cams and all. Cool climb though if you don't mind the start. I had my back against the other wall the whole way... maybe that was part of my problem.

By Drew McLean
From: Colorado
May 23, 2011
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

Great climb to put a hot shit sport climber on. A friend of mine who climbs 12+ sport got shutdown in the squeeze. He's not fat either. The trick is the get your ass outside of the squeeze to move up then rest again each time you go up a few inches. A very narrow slot indeed.

By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
May 26, 2011

Umph! The squeeze is definitely the crux. The scabs on my leg from this beast are still festering 6 days later...

By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Mar 28, 2014

there is noway this is an even 5.10 and the one to the right is 10+, this makes that feel like 5.9.