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It Put's the Buff On 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

   
Type:  Sport, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Kevin Wilkinson
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Submitted By: Craig Childre on Feb 18, 2011

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Description 

This endurance test begins in the very back of the cave. Work through on good holds, look for the sweet knee bar rest before working up into the split roof section. Follow the roof break to it's point and then look left for the giant hueco for another knee bar-esqe rest, can be no hands if you don't mind the inversion. Fight the pump to the finish on long rails with positive holds. Kevin added a 2nd anchor above the original to ensure you get your arm pump in.


Location 

Starts at the back of the cave.


Protection 

Bolts, with fixed chain draws.



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By DisturbingThePeace
From: Albuquerque, NM
Feb 22, 2011

A rad jug haul, one of the steeper endurance routes in NM. There aren't many hard moves, the crux is only V4 or so and nearly every hold is a jug. However it's hard not to get a wicked pump. The original lower anchor isn't equipped with two chains so if you want to clip two chains you have to go to the top which adds a few more hard moves and helps make the 13a grade. Maybe slightly soft for the grade especially if you have good endurance, but feels a good bit harder than other 12d's in southern NM (Gluttony at the Tunnel, and Broken Arrows at SBF).