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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: L. Floyd, M. McGinnis
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Submitted By: Stephen Nance on Aug 29, 2006
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In the center of Bob's Rock, there is an obvious lieback flake to start (crux) that continues to an angling crack to a dihedral.


This goes up the middle of the face.


2 bolts atop the dihedral, bring a medium sized rack, nothing bigger than 3 inches.

Photos of Flakes Slideshow Add Photo
Ben on the flake leading up to the big right angling dihedral/roof
Ben on the flake leading up to the big right angli...
Ben coming up to the 2nd crux just below the anchors in the final off-width
Ben coming up to the 2nd crux just below the ancho...
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By Bob Dobalina
Sep 15, 2011

For me, the crux was the first few moves get to above the little roof.

By claramie
From: Boulder, CO
May 29, 2012

Rock is pretty hollow at the start. Maybe not the best 5.9 for a 5.9 leader due to rock quality and nature of gear placements. Be solid at the grade and enjoy!

By MarkGriffin
From: Goretex-Vortex, CO
Aug 27, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

I would've been happier with a #5 Camalot to protect the upper dihedral.