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Girl Talk 

YDS: 5.14c French: 8c+ Ewbanks: 34 UIAA: XI- ZA: 35 British: E9 7b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.14b French: 8c Ewbanks: 33 UIAA: X+ ZA: 33 British: E9 7b [details]
FA: Dave Graham
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Submitted By: Mav on Sep 8, 2009

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Dave Graham on Girl Talk.


This is probably the hardest route in Rifle and one of the best.


Do the direct start of Benign Intervention and continue to the anchors of Huge at the very top of the wall.



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By D-Storm
Dec 1, 2011

I haven't touched this route, but a few of my friends have sent it and the general consensus is that the route is more like 14a. At least one obvious kneebar was "found" on the lower part of the route that wasn't used by the first ascents.
By Brian Kimball
Apr 15, 2012

That is hilarious, D-Rock ;o)~ but it is certainly not 14a. Danny is a beast and a sandbagger. It is certainly upper end 5.14b even with the kneebars, and most people are sticking with the super low end easiest 5.14c.001 in Colorado. It is a long route, and it is possible to fall any where on the upper headwall, though the rests are good once you get through the grueling bottom boulder problems. This route is a mental and physical test of pure mind control and overall fitness/. You could EASILY run out of energy on the last 3 bolts of 12a. I know that happened to at least one climber, maybe DW, can't remember. BITCHEN ROUTE, still my all time favorite 5.14 sport route EVERRR!!
By Tank Evans
Sep 28, 2015
rating: 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b

Great route with really fun, bouldery moves. The redpoint crux is for sure the dyno on Benign Intervention. Seems like standard 14b, not soft not stout.

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