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In Search of Silence 

YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ British: E7 6c

Type:  Sport, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ British: E7 6c [details]
FA: Alex Kirkpatrick
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Submitted By: Alex Kirkpatrick on Jul 12, 2013
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Link the bottom of Granite of the Apes into the top of Coup d'Etat (link point is obvious and after the double kneebar after the crux on Granite of the Apes). This route combines the best and hardest climbing on Granite of the Apes, Orifice Politics, and Coup d'Etat. This is currently the hardest route at the Orifice and the most direct line up the main wall. Get some.


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By 1Eric Rhicard
Jul 14, 2013

Nice going Alex! The much talked about link has finally been done.

By 1Eric Rhicard
Sep 30, 2013

Must have clicked on it by accident. I will remedy that.

By 1Eric Rhicard
Oct 31, 2013

Started a forum on this question as well. Should a route with 5 feet of new climbing that is not even the crux be a named route in the next guidebook or should it just be mentioned in one of the three routes that are now linked?

By Red
From: Arizona
Nov 20, 2013

My first thought is that this is a new route and should have a name. (like Crossbones.)

Then I thought about it more and this route does just seem like a harder start for Coup de'tat.

By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Nov 21, 2013

I think it would be simplist if linkups were described as variations to the original routes rather than listing them individually.