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Geometric Progression 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Leo Henson
Season: spring & fall
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Submitted By: Gary Savage on Jan 5, 2007

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Description 

This is the classic route on the cliff. Look for the hueco half way up the route. The Crux is very crimpy and technical and involves a high step and long balancy reach.

Apparently a hold in the crux has crumbled and it's now harder.

Location 

Half way down the wall. There is a large Hueco half way up. You will also notice more chalk on this one than most of the other routes as this is the most popular route on the cliff.

Protection 

bolts


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By Aaron S
May 15, 2008

There is a note written in chalk at the base of this route about one of the bolts being bad. I was told that the bolt walked halfway out just from rope movement. Hopefully someone with a bolt kit wants to do a little community service.
By Leo Henson
Jun 12, 2008

I went out to replace the reported bad bolt today, but all it needed was tightened down. Most likely it loosened up from all the whippers on this crux bolt.
By Pat Mac
From: Tempe
Oct 14, 2011
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13

Cool fun climbing leads to BOULDER crux. Not sport climbing crux but boulder crux! Excellent route worth the skin for sure!
By jessy
From: las Vegas, nv
Nov 9, 2014

This is an awesome route. Everyone talks shit on this route bc a hold broke but the beta to move through that section flows well and is very interesting. I never climbed it before the hold broke but I would be willing to bet it is even better now. Also, I am 5'2 and I can say that no move is reachy if you figure out the beta!