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Full Court Press 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: John Rich, '88
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Submitted By: Vernon Stiefel on Jan 31, 2006

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Description 

Although the Lower Gorge features some of the best crack climbs on basalt in the U.S., Full Court Press is an example of one of the many exceptional sport climbs there. As the name implies, the climbing is sustained from the onset. There are many difficult moves with the most powerful being a "cross through" at bolt#3.

Protection 

Quick Draws and an optional TCU (blue - orange) or equivalent cam after the final bolt in the seam below the rap anchors. As admonished by A. Watts, stick clipping the first bolt is a wise move.


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By Matt Farrell
From: Bend, Oregon
Oct 22, 2014
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Great route. Hardest move is at the 3rd bolt, but you're most likely to flame out at the 6th from the lack of good rests and numerous difficult moves from the first bolt to the 6th. Very well named.