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Kielbasa Run 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Darek Krol ??? - 2008 ???
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Feb 17, 2009

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Kielbasa Run is a new route on the far left side of the Ruckman Cave. Just left of Beer Run and The Promise are three routes that all share the same two-bolt start up low angle rock. Kielbasa Run is the first route to the left of this start; it also has a two-bolt start up low angle rock. From the ledge above this, trend up and left into the corner system. The tightly bolted start is reassuring due to some friable rock that will undoubtedly clean up with traffic. Fun, overhanging corners lead to an exposed arete. From here, step back left into the corner again and work through a stemming crux and then lower angle rock to the very top of the wall.


18 draws or so. A 60m rope will not reach the ground; you must use a 70m (or lower twice from a neighboring route's anchors)!

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By Jeremy H
Aug 3, 2009
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

This route is reallllllly dirty. There are also some blocks that should be cleaned off to make it safer.
By Peter J. Beyel
From: Glenwood Springs
Jul 27, 2014

This route is now in very good shape-no loose rock on my redpoint today. Minimal dirt/runoff and only on the last bolt or two where the climbing is easy. This line is really worth doing.
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