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Grindrite 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Kevin Calder/Marty Lewis
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Submitted By: sesser125 on Jan 22, 2007

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Matt D. entering the dihedral

Description 

A slabby ramp leading to a Yosemite like dihedral on beautiful grey rock. The slab is easier terrain with more widely spaced bolts. The crux is near the top of the route and incorporates liebacks and/or stemming. Holds are generally good throughout the entire route. This route is somewhat of an anomoly for the Gorge since it involves more technique opposed to mostly power, making it a climb to not miss.

Location 

This route is located about 150 ft left and around the corner from Flex Your Head (5.11c). The large dihedral about 60 ft up cannot be missed. Rappel or lower using one rope.

Protection 

12 Bolts


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Kevin Calder aka Grindrite
Kevin Calder aka Grindrite
When a climber chick looks up and sees this, it is called a good day of belaying.  <br /> <br />March 2010
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By Tim Steele
From: Bishop, CA.
Jan 22, 2007

best .11b in the gorge.
By outdooreric
From: Lyons, CO
Feb 18, 2007
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

If you want a Yosemite-like corner, go do Jaws of Life (5.10b) at the Flavin Haven wall.

Also a warning, the anchors have been lowered off of a few too many times. The hooks are worn thin and are in need of replacement. Rappel is recommended.
By Tavis Ricksecker
From: Bishop, ca
Jul 4, 2007

Right, well, ok then.. Definately one of the best 11's I've done in the gorge. Way more technical than the average 11b at the gorge, but also way less pumpy. Just get on it!
By HeatherB-Radley
From: Augsburg, Germany
Oct 5, 2009

awesome climb!! and it definitely makes you think! the crux is a little height dependent, so it was a lot trickier for the smaller people in our group.
By zwang
Feb 1, 2010

a key hold broke off while i was climbing it in January about the size of a baseball at the crux. I don't believe it changed the rating as there is still a good edge where the hold broke but I was quite surprised there was any loose rock on this route.
By Tavis Ricksecker
From: Bishop, ca
May 15, 2010

LOL I took a whip off this thing just today.. broke a 1/2" edge off just after the crux... just when i thought i had it in the bag. Climbed back up and found that i didnt need that hold after all.. good thing too because it was now lying in the talus below! :)
By Jason Chinchen
From: Bend, Oregon
Apr 12, 2011
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Good one! I know appreciate the Gorge....
By Vic Lawson
From: Bishop, CA
Apr 14, 2011

absolutely classic
By SHOPE
From: Tacoma, WA
Dec 18, 2012

What is the route that starts just to the right of this one and tops out at 35+ as noted at the top of the route?
I climbed this mystery route months ago and can't stop thinking about it now that its snowing. The dihedral is just amazing.