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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b Hueco: V0 Font: 4

   
Type: Sport, Boulder, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b Hueco: V0 Font: 4 [details]
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Submitted By: Swamp Cookie on Oct 27, 2010
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Description 

This is probably the only 5.7 sport route that I know of at Sandrock. Bottom half has a buldge with pockets and positive holds which turns into a slab. Nice climb for the aspiring leader. If the bolts are chopped, just boulder this V0.


Location 

Go through a corridor between Fireplace Rock and the Shoe Box near the slab. Hang a left and you will see this route on the valley side.


Protection 

3 bolts. Open Shut. May be chopped depending on who is winning the war.



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By Ross Goddette
Oct 23, 2011

I was deeply saddened to see that in my latest trip to SR this route was clipped. It was a great warm up and a great intro to beginner lead climbers. I have to idea why anyone would want to destroy this route as it can't be trad climbed. If anyone knows how to contact Johny, I'd love to convince him to rebolt this line.

By ashley holmes
From: decatur,al.
Dec 19, 2012

I agree about the chopping I have taught a lot of people to lead on that route

By Jon Powell
From: LAWRENCEVILLE GEORGIA
Feb 11, 2013

does anyone know if the route is rebolted? Taking some newbies up soon and would love for them to lead it

By Bob M
From: Alpharetta, GA
May 13, 2013

This route had bolts as of 5/12/2013.