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Killer Joe 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Manjushri on Jan 11, 2013

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A steep start traverses slightly leftward and up to a slab finish. There is a direct start TR that goes at 5.12.


The middle route on the wall.


5 bolts to chains.

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By BoulderCharles
Jan 12, 2014
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

Fun route and worth doing if you are at the wall. Tough first move but fun, dynamic moves afterwards to the slab.

Time lapse of a semi-rad ascent:
By MN norske
From: Henderson
Mar 18, 2014
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

10+ for sure. some good feet and balance movements will get you through the crux down low to 3rd bolt
By Keith Turkowski
Aug 18, 2014

Climbed this yesterday. I am not familiar with the route, but It seems like a hold broke off about 18" above and to the right of the second bolt. Progressing past this point seems very difficult now.

Update: just read a comment in the tick marks from April 2014 about a rail breaking off past the second bolt. 5.10 climbers might want to avoid this route for now.
By Eric72
From: San Diego, CA
Dec 6, 2014
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

Climbed this about a year ago, just climbed it last weekend and it seems like it's lost a lot of holds and become even more of a sketch fest. No longer felt anything like 10-. There's a loose block near the first bolt, as well.
By Sergey Shelukhin
From: Seattle, WA
Jan 3, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This route made my day after spending all day climbing at Panty Wall!
Great route. Still felt 10-, maybe it's height dependent though (I'm 6'3").

The side-flake below the first bolt feels like it's going to pull... the rest seemed pretty solid.

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