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Graspin' for Straw 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: n/a
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Submitted By: Nate Adams on Mar 20, 2006

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22 Acacia Avenue, Bruce Dickenson-style.


This has a chossy start, but the rock gets much better. It is worth getting on. No FA beta is available, so I've taken the liberty to give the route a name more interesting than "un-named". If anyone has FA beta, let me know.


This is the first route right of Tears on the North Wall (the shady wall around the corner from The Prow).


8 bolts (welded cold shuts).

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Cruising the fun & engaging headwall.
Cruising the fun & engaging headwall.

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By Alvaro Arnal
From: Aspen, CO
Aug 12, 2012

This route is listed in the Rifle guide as "Graspin' for Straw", 11a.
By Andy B
Sep 6, 2015

You go through some questionable rock down low off the ledge, but it felt solid. It's almost like pinching cobbles. The upper headwall is great fun though. There is a way cool move to a big ledge up there.
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