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Ferrous Wheel 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Michael Kimm, November 2008
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Michael Kimm on Nov 14, 2008

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Morgan entering the crux roof of Ferrous Wheel.

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Th is route ascends the far right side of the wall. Straightforward 5.6 slab climbing brings you to a break under a roof, where tricky technical moves on round crimpers pull you up onto the upper section of the wall. Easier if you're tall. If it were longer and more sustained, it'd be sweet.


Bolts to chains.

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Dan gets some air time off the crux roof move.
Dan gets some air time off the crux roof move.

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By Jeff Scheuerell
Nov 22, 2008

Why bolt it if it's NOT "sweet"?
By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Nov 24, 2008

Great name!
By Michael Kimm
From: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 12, 2008

It's got quality moves through the crux, and the bottom 30 feet is a great beginner climb. My sweetness comment means just that: it would be a better climb if it were a little longer and had a more sustained finish.

And thanks for the name props =). I laughed to myself for the hour after it occurred to me.
By kzoo
From: michigan
Jan 14, 2010

The route is well worth doing. I managed to underestimate the roof moves and fell on my first attempt. Good lead for the aspiring 11a sport leader as most of the route is 5.6-5.8.
By ZoeyG
From: Evanston, IL
Jan 5, 2013

I climbed (but didn't send) it on TR, so instead of following the easy bolted start, I took an alternative start straight down from the anchors--a fun bouldery start.
By Ralph Kolva
From: Evergreen, CO
Jan 7, 2015

Well protected and fun even if it is a one move climb.
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