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Explosive Energy Child 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: mark kerns on Nov 17, 2007

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heading for the anchors - mark kerns on explosive ...

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The route starts to the left of Spiderman. follow a small dihedral up about 15 feet (you can place a 1.5 friend in the top of the dihedral crack), then up and right past 2 bolts (crux). gain a thin crack that goes up and back left (5.9) to the belay.


Spiderman buttress between "in harms way" on the left and "spiderman" on the right.


small wires, HB nuts, RP's and tiny cams will get you up the thin crack. you will need a 1.5 friend for the initial crack in the small dihedral and a couple quickdraws.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Steve Brown on explosive energy child
Steve Brown on explosive energy child
Rock Climbing Photo: stepping up to the bolts and then gaining the thin...
stepping up to the bolts and then gaining the thin...
Rock Climbing Photo: The "crack" section of Explosive Energy ...
The "crack" section of Explosive Energy ...

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By mark kerns
From: denver, co
Nov 18, 2007

I'll add images directly...
This is a good route.
a little run out, keeps you thinking and engaged all the way to the anchors. even though there are bolts, it is not a sport route and has old school flavor.
By Chris Duca
From: Havertown, PA
Sep 15, 2008
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Great, albeit short, route. Though on the smaller side, the natural gear is truck and plentiful. A short (read: 10 feet) runout at the end on moderate terrain gains chain anchors.
By Kemper Brightman
From: Walla Walla, WA
Aug 29, 2013

Fun, varied climbing on this line. You can set up a TR when you lower from Out of Harms Way if you wish.

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