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Ground Affects 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Jbone
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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Apr 26, 2007

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Jason and Alison at the start Ground Afffects (5...

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

Description 

The finish on tufas is really fun. The pods are friendlier than they appear. It is short and fun.

Location 

Stay below the tier at the beginning of Finland. As the wall curves around to the right you will find a stone wall built by climbers. The route is about 20 feet to the right. It is distinguished by some ragged looking pods, and you don't need a stick to clip the first bolt.

Protection 

Bolts


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Working the tufa finish; pushing for the chains.
Working the tufa finish; pushing for the chains.
Scotty starting up Ground Affects on a warm sunny ...
Scotty starting up Ground Affects on a warm sunny ...
Halladay starts the crux tufa exit Ground Affects....
Halladay starts the crux tufa exit Ground Affects....

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By DisturbingThePeace
From: Albuquerque, NM
Nov 28, 2007
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

If you don't climb Tufa's often than this route is alot of fun. Starts on steep jugs to a tougher than it looks finish on cool tufa's.

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By Pat Mac
From: Tempe
Oct 10, 2011
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Once you can send this route on command.....You will be ready for the harder stuff. Amazing line!