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Have a Heart Donna 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
FA: Joe Melley, Alex Shainman 1997
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Submitted By: Ryan Curry on Jun 7, 2008

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Description 

Start with thin, bouldery moves to thin hands in an acute flare. Pull a roof, and follow a splitter that starts thin hands and turns to sustained big hands/fists. This classic challenges you on a variety of sizes and techniques, plus it's ultra sustained.

Location 

Have a Heart Donna is the left-most (as far as I know) climb on the Pistol Whipped wall. Walk about 200 yards past Hijinx in the Desert on a faint trail. The climb starts atop a small rise.

Protection 

Single set 3/8" to 3/4". Doubles to 3" and (3) 3.5" pieces wouldn't go unused. (1) #4 Camalot (optional).


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An obvious climb (once you find it).
An obvious climb (once you find it).

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By carl bullock
Nov 18, 2009

i think the small pillar at the bottom shifts!
By Alex Shainman
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 8, 2010

F.A. Joe Melley and Alex Shainman, Fall of 1997

named by Joe during a relationship "crisis"

aka Donna's Auburn
By Devin Fin
From: DURANGO
Oct 5, 2012

#4s uptop the piller at the base is all their .... tuff route that Donna must have been some kind of tuff bitch because this thing sure is..
By John Hovell
From: San Francisco, California
Oct 11, 2014

I felt that I would have rather brought several (3?) new #4 Camalots and just a single #3 Camalot for this climb. #3 Camalots seemed fairly tipped out to me and 4's fit in ideally for last 40 feet or so. As it was I walked my single #4 most of the way, leaving behind tipped out 3's periodically. Great climb, great roof.