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Gamble on John 

YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Matt Ciancio, Luke Anaya
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Red on Nov 1, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Gamble on John. Climb it!

Portions of the approach and cliffs of this area are on private land. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

The climb starts with some techy moves then eases up for a bit with some fun movement to a roof in the middle of the route, here the difficulty increases, pull through this roof then up some more techy face climbing to some good holds. Try to recover here as the climbing gradually becomes more inverted to a second roof at the top of the wall, pull this roof and make a couple moves to the anchors. Probably want a 70m rope, though it looks like a 60m will barely get you down.

Location 

Two routes to the right of the Riddler and just left of Riders on the Swarm.

Protection 

14 or 15 bolts to biners at anchors


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By RyanJames
Feb 15, 2011
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b

Great route that climbs over really fun features. Let me rephrase that: AMAZING ROUTE! Definitely one of the best on the wall.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Apr 4, 2011

Really cool climb with great variety and it goes on forever. Low angle delicate face, powerful moves over the bulge and roof moves at the end. We got off using a 60M but just barely.
By 1Eric Rhicard
May 18, 2011

Got on this route again at the end of two days of climbing. Wow does that popcorn stuff hurt. I decided to take a star off of it because of how unpleasant the holds are above the bulge.
By Pat Mac
From: Tempe
Dec 2, 2013
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

After getting on this thing again after not getting on it for sometime. I feel without a doubt that this line is just as hard as Send Train. Steller line.