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K2 (Kerry Kells Route) TR 
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K2 (Kerry Kells Route) 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  TR, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Lee Smith on Aug 16, 2012

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This is the last route on the right side of the crag. It is a great cruiser warm-up that will give you an introduction to what the climbing is like at the UAC. Starts with a left-facing flake and cruxes early. Continue through the surprisingly (although not entirely) solid, kitty litter band to the anchor. The anchor is accessible from the top. Take care on the bushwhack up as it gets deceptively close to the edge.


Top rope anchor - a block slung with a cable.

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The route's namesake.
The route's namesake.
The climb.
BETA PHOTO: The climb.
Cindy cruising up.
Cindy cruising up.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Nov 6, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This is a fun, short climb. The rock does not look very solid, but nothing broke off as I climbed.
By MountainManny
From: Idaho Springs
Jan 24, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Pretty straightforward....

The slung cable is solid and has two quick-links attached. Very easy to attach your own gear by simply sliding the links over to yourself on the ledge you hiked to above.
The hike up and around isn't too bad, a little slick if moisture/snow exists, but it takes like 2 minutes.
The walk down is worse than it is up...rap it back to the deck.
This climb and Roach Clip have the best belays at the crag.

The 5.7~ish seemed correct for K2...I would say that the route to the left of K2 (Roach Clip) is coming in around close to the same at more like 5.8 not .9 but fun indeed.
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